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Searchers have found the bodies of three boaters missing after two boats collided on a Georgian river, bringing the death toll to five people.
Two people were found dead shortly after Saturday’s collision on the Wilmington River near Savannah, authorities said. The bodies of the three boaters still missing were found Sunday morning, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Sgt. Cindy Miller told WTOC-TV. They were found in water about 14 feet (4.3 meters) deep and close to each other, authorities said.
A BOAT BURSTS IN FLAMES AT ILLINOIS MARINA, SEVERAL INJURED
One of the boats had six people on board and the other was carrying three people, the US Coast Guard said in a statement. At least four people were taken to hospitals, authorities said. The names of those involved were not immediately released.
The incident is the second involving a boat and serious injuries on the Wilmington River this month. A local businessman was killed on May 5 when a boat he was on struck an unlit channel marker near the Savannah Yacht Club and he was hit in the head by an unknown object, the authorities said. authorities.
BODY FOUND OFF NORTH CAROLINA COAST AFTER EMPTY BOAT SPOT ON WATER
Saturday marked the start of the three-day Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest of the year for boaters.
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