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Flathead Sheriffs Boost Patrol After Fatal Cliff Incident

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KALISPELL - Family, friends and teammates held a memorial service at Griffin Baseball Field in Kalispell to honor and remember the young athlete who died upon falling off a cliff last week.

18-year-old Lukas Leigh was just beginning his season as an out-fielder and pitcher for the Kalispell Lakers. Last Tuesday Leigh attended an underage drinking party on a cliff north of Lakeside and fell 80 feet to his death. Sheriff Curry said deputies will be making more patrols surrounding the common teen hang-out areas in Lakeside and other areas.

"Certainly that's one we've been to before and we'll be there again and we'll keep an eye on that and other areas. Our job is to try and keep people safe and try to keep teens safe,"  Curry said.

Curry said Flathead County Officers will patrol the areas throughout the week and weekends to monitor social events.

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