Coast Guard suspends search for missing man on Savannah River

Coast Guard crews suspend their search for the missing man on Savannah River, April 11, 2021. The search began on Saturday after the missing man's vessel allided with a dredge in the Savannah River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard crews suspend their search for the missing man on Savannah River, April 11, 2021. The search began on Saturday after the missing man’s vessel allided with a dredge in the Savannah River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

MIAMI — Coast Guard crews suspended the search for the missing man on the Savannah River Sunday at approximately 8:45 p.m. pending further information.

He is reportedly wearing a white shirt and tan shorts.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders on VHF Ch. 16 stating three people were in the water in the vicinity of Hutchinson Island after a recreational vessel allided with dredging equipment on the Savannah River on Saturday at approximately 5 p.m.

Local partner agencies and good Samaritans arrived on scene and rescued two of the people in the water and brought them to awaiting emergency medical responders.

Agencies who searched:

  • Coast Guard Station Tybee
  • Air Station Savannah
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Savannah Fire Department
  • Chatham County Sheriff
  • Savannah Harbor Pilots
  • Beaufort Water Search and Rescue

If anyone has information about this case, please call Sector Charleston Command Center at 843-740-7050.

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