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Coralville Lake could get boat patrol


IOWA CITY (KWWL)-- The Johnson County Sheriff's department is considering implementing a boat patrol on Coralville Lake to heighten safety.

Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek says he was considering patrolling the lake when a 12-year-old girl was killed on the reservoir over Memorial Day weekend. He says the boat patrol discussion is unrelated to the girls' death, and is not a "knee-jerk reaction."

Right now, the idea is still in the information-gathering stage.  Local officials plan to discuss the idea with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers before any action is taken. 

The DNR says it is stretched thin across the state and could use help from local agencies in making recreation safer on the lake.

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