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Sheriff's Office: Boat started sinking, no injuries

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A boat started sinking on a Johnson County body of water Thursday night, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say no one on the boat was injured and that they were all wearing life jackets.

The boat was able to be pulled to shore with the help of a pump from the North Liberty Public Works department. What caused the boat to sink is currently under investigation.

Shawn Meier, Conservation Officer Supervisor with the DNR says people should be cautious on bodies of water during the Fourth of July holiday weekend; he says boaters should wear life jackets and be aware that there could be debris in the water.

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