Posted: Sunday, July 12th 2009 at 1:58pm
Ga. boating accident leaves 1 dead
By The Associated Press
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - One person was killed and two others had to be rescued when a boat ran into the jetties on Jekyll Creek.
Coast Guard officials said a 23-foot pleasure craft struck the rocks near where the creek meets the ocean south of Brunswick early Sunday morning.
The names of those involved were not released pending notification of next of kin.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating the cause of death.
The Coast Guard received a mayday call from the boat at about 4:15 a.m. Sunday. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Brunswick crew found two people in the water, one of whom was later pronounced dead.
A third boater who had been clinging to the damaged boat was rescued by a good Samaritan the accident.
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