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County considers new regs after Lanier accidents

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Officials in Hall County say they're looking for ways to improve safety on Lake Lanier after two bad accidents this summer.

Hall County commissioners tell CBS Atlanta (http://bit.ly/OXomWd ) they're considering options that include requiring boaters to carry a license, take a boating safety course or simply improving enforcement.

Commissioner Craig Lutz says 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.

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