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Search continues for missing boaters

November 13, 2003

Keaton Beach, Florida - The Coast Guard is still searching for four South Georgians missing at sea.

It's been five days since the group set sail off Keaton Beach, Florida. Wednesday, the Coast Guard recovered their 20 foot Sea Craft. They found no sign of 24-year-old Matthew Hutchinson, 20-year-old Amanda Player, 23-year-old Jeremiah Giffin, or 38-year-old Dominic Barros.

A family member tells us the Coast Guard will continue the search tomorrow. After that, it could be called off.

Dozens of area boaters are also helping in the search.

The four boaters are from Lowndes and Brooks Counties. The families have established a fund for the Four Friends at Regions Bank in Valdosta. Money will be used to either continue the search, or, if necessary, erect a memorial to the missing boaters.

posted at 3:40 by ashley.harper@walb.com