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Fairfield girl dies in boating accident

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) -- Authorities say a 12-year-old Fairfield girl has died in a boating accident on the Coralville Reservoir.

The incident happened Sunday night around 7:00.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Sarah Perkins was struck by an oncoming boat after falling off a tube being towed by another boat.

DNR officials say the lake is one of the state's busiest.

"Every year, there are a few accidents, this is one of the busier lakes or bodies of water in the state of Iowa," says DNR Information Specialist Joe Wilkinson.

Wilkinson says DNR officials are continuing to piece together what happened.

Authorities have identified a person of interest in connection with the girl's death, though they haven't released that person's name or the names of the boat operators.

 

Online Producer-Chris Becker

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