UPDATE: Possible missing Lee Co. boater remains unfound

First responders search for possible missing boater in Lee Co.

LEE CO., Ga. (WALB) - First responders in Lee County searched along the Kinchafoonee Creek Tuesday night, looking for someone that may be in the water in the Creekside Drive area, according to Fire Chief David Forrester. They suspended their search about 1:30 Wednesday morning, officials said.

Forrester said “we found nothing, so we’re assuming that the person that was in the water had gotten out on their own. We had no reports of any missing people in the area. We had checked the boat landings up and down the creek to ensure there was no parked vehicles there.”

Forrester said a neighbor reported to first responders that she saw a person on a raft, floating on the creek.

When she called to him, the person didn’t answer.

Responders found a raft a short distance down the creek, hung up on the bank, but they haven’t found a person at this time.

Lee County officials rode down the creek with search lights, according to officials.

This is a developing story and we will continue to provide updates as more information comes in.

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