Published On: Sat, Oct 31st, 2015

Missing boater search closes Fort Pulaski Bridge

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A search underway for a missing boater has closed the Fort Pulaski Bridge while SCMPD, the Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Coast Guard search the area.

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the situation at approximately 9:15 a.m. A good Samaritan reported the incident to a member from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island. The initial report indicated a boater was ejected from a 17-foot jon boat after it collided with the bridge.

Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and a boat crew from Station Tybee Island and a crew aboard a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah was launched to search.

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