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Five People Rescued From The Ogeechee River

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CHATHAM COUNTY, GA -

Five people were rescued after their boat overturned on the Ogeechee River in Chatham County Saturday night.  Southside Fire and EMS Battalion Chief Brett Waters says their boat apparently hit a hazard of some type, the motor fell off, and those on board were dumped into the chilly water.

William Rodewolt, who lives along the banks of the Ogeechee, heard screams and saw man in the river hanging onto a floating cooler. He quickly rolled out a boat and began rescuing people. 

Three people were transported to the hospital and treated for hypothermia. Southside Fire Officials say one person had been in the water for close to an hour. 

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