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Fairfield Girl Killed in Boating Accident on Coralville Reservoir

Posted: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 6:27 am
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The Iowa DNR says the incident happened just north of the Mehaffey Bridge at about 7:00 Sunday evening.

A 12 year old Fairfield girl died Sunday after a boating accident on the Coralville Reservoir. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Sarah Nicole Perkins was struck by an oncoming boat after she had fallen off a tube being towed by another boat operator at about 7:00 PM. DNR officials say Perkins had been camping and boating with friends over the Memorial Day holiday. The names of the boat operators are not being released at this time. The accident remains under investigation by the DNR and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.