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Army Corps: Coralville Lake drowning is life jacket reminder

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JOHNSON COUNTY (KWWL) - Following a drowning at Coralville Lake, the Army Corps of Engineers is reminding people about the importance of life jackets.

The Army Corps recommends wearing life jackets at all times while on the water, even if you don't plan on getting off the boat.

According to the Army Corps, most drowning victims never planned on getting in the water.

On Saturday, Somphaeng “Meo” Syvixay drowned at Coralville Lake. According to authorities, he was not wearing a life jacket.

The Army Corps will not be making any safety changes following the drowning. They will continue to make sure boating laws are followed.

Iowa law requires boaters to have enough life jackets on board for each passenger. Children 12 and under are required to wear life jackets at all times.
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