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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 3:58am

County Considers Lanier Safety Efforts

Updated: 2 years ago.
Two boys died when a fishing boat collided with a pontoon boat last month on Lake Lanier. Two more children were badly injured last week when a personal watercraft hit a tube on which they were being pulled across the water. The accidents have Hall County commissioners working to figure out new safety options. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)

Officials in Hall County are looking for ways to improve safety on Lake Lanier after two bad accidents this summer.

Hall County commissioners said they're considering options that include requiring boaters to carry a license, take a boating safety course or simply improving enforcement.

Commissioner Craig Lutz said members will be meeting with emergency responders on Wednesday to discuss options for making the lake safer.

Two boys died when a fishing boat collided with a pontoon boat last month. Two more children were badly injured last week when a personal watercraft hit a tube on which they were being pulled across the water.

Lutz says it's up to officials from multiple agencies to improve safety on the popular lake northeast of Atlanta.