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Posted: Saturday, June 30th 2012 at 6:43am

Officials brainstorm safety changes on Lanier

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Lake Lanier (file photo)
UNDATED - A group of local residents and elected officials met Friday to discuss possible safety improvements that can be made on Lake Lanier following the recent boating tragedy that killed two young Buford boys.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, members of the Lake Lanier Association met with Gwinnett County Commissioner John Heard and state Reps. Josh Clark of Buford, and Valerie Clark of Lawrenceville.

Ideas discussed included mandatory headlights for boats, additional no-wake zones and speed limits in certain areas. Also discussed was lowering the blood alcohol limit for a boating under the influence charge.

On June 18, 13-year-old Griffin Prince and his 9-year-old brother Jake died in a fatal boating collision allegedly caused by someone boating under the influence.

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