Capsized boat on Vernon River, one rescued other still missing -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Search continues for boater on Vernon River


Officials responded to a capsized boat on Vernon River just after 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Two people were on board at the time. One person has been rescued, officials are still searching for the second individual.

The boat capsized near Rose Dhu Road in Savannah.

The Coast Guard is searching with divers and local officials to find the other boater. Walter Johnson Jr. is the person that was rescued. Johnson tells WTOC that he is fine, just a little shaken up.

Officials continue the search for boater Samuel Godfrey.

Witnesses tell WTOC that the boat was anchored and flipped over.

WTOC has a crew on the scene and will update as soon as more information becomes available.

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