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Boaters need help after becoming trapped on the Kinchafoonee

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May 5, 2008

Sumter County-  Two missing boaters were discovered early Monday morning when a State Patrol Helicopter spotted their campfire along the Kinchafoonee Creek near the Terrell Sumter County line. 

Seth Butler and his girlfriend both of Americus were canoeing on the Kinchafoonee when they got trapped by fallen trees about a half mile south of Carter's Cabin near Thomas Mill Road.

Butler called his mother, but his cell phone battery died. She called the State Patrol who called in the DNR and the Sheriff's offices in Sumter and Terrell County.

Rescuers searched for four hours before finding the couple around 1:00 a.m.

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