1 dead, 2 injured following boat allision with Jekyll Creek jetties

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Two boaters were rescued and one is dead following an allision between a 23-foot pleasure craft and the Jekyll Creek jetties located south of Brunswick Sunday morning.

The names of the deceased and injured are being withheld following proper notification of next-of-kin.

The Coast Guard received a mayday call from the distressed boat at approximately 4:15 a.m. Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Brunswick rescue boat crew arrived on-scene shortly thereafter and located two people in the water. A good Samaritan in the area rescued the third boater who was still clinging to the damaged boat.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Sea Tow will salvage the vessel and return it to shore.

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