Five dead after Memorial Day weekend crash on Georgia River
body of three missing men were taken from the Wilmington River, which brings death boat fee crash previous day before five people.
SAVANNA, GA – Five people are dead after the collision of two boats on Saturday morning during busy Memorial Day weekend in Georgia.
Search and rescue teams on Sunday discovered the bodies of three people went missing from a boat on Saturday morning crash on the Wilmington River, which brings death before five after two people have been confirmed dead on Saturday. Four others people were saved.
According to the Department of Georgia of Natural Resources, all three missing victims have been located game guards at approximately 9:00 am on Sunday in 14 foot water depth and in close proximity each other.
According to a spokesman for Chatham’s emergency services, two motorboats with nine passengers traveled in the opposite directions collided at approximately 10:30 a.m. near the docks of the Oatland Island Wildlife Centre. in Savannah, Georgia.
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Four of the five boatmen killed were members of the same savannah family: Chris Leffler and his wife Lori, as well as their sons Nate and Zach. Them daughter Katie and her friend were among the surviving passengers.
Leffler’s boat carried six passengers, and the other was carrying three.
In addition to the five dead, four other passengers suffered minor injuries and were taken to Memorial Health Medical Center. One passenger carried via US Coast Guard helicopter.
Emergency crews, including the Department of Georgia of Natural resources game wardens, two US Coast Guard helicopters, the Chatham County Marine Patrol, the Savannah Fire Department, and Chatham Emergency Services all responded to the incident. crash.
Additional information, including cause of in crash, have not been released. The authorities closed stretch of explore the river.
The incident is second with fatal boat crash on the Wilmington River this month.
Saturday was start of three-day Memorial Day weekend, one of busiest of in year for recreational yachtsmen.
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