Officials find bodies of 2 missing men thrown from boat into Savannah River

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Officials found the bodies of two missing men thrown from a boat into the Savannah River.

Jasper County Coroner, Willie Aiken says Joseph and Thomas Fox’s bodies were found Sunday morning.

The Coast Guard says seven people were thrown from a small boat when it collided with a dredge vessel near Elba Island Friday night. Five were rescued and transported to the hospital.

The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for two men after their skiff collided with a dredge in the Savannah River, Georgia, August 28, 2021. The skiff boat had seven people total aboard when it collided with the dredge causing all seven people to go into the water. ( U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

The Coast Guard had suspended its search Saturday night but the Savannah Fire Department took over with divers Sunday morning.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is reported.

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