Two people were killed and three are missing after a boating accident in coastal Georgia county

The two boats were touring in reverse instructions once they crashed, stated Mark McKinnon, a spokesperson for the regulation enforcement division of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources.

One of the 2 boats was carrying six passengers whereas the second carried three, McKinnon stated. The different 4 people concerned in the crash suffered minor accidents and were taken to a close by hospital in Savannah.

“The identities of those involved is being withheld pending notification of family,” the spokesperson stated.

Savannah is roughly a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Atlanta.

Authorities are now looking for the sector scan sonar, McKinnon stated, a gadget that is normally used to navigate automobiles and assist keep away from obstacles. Two helicopters of the US Coast Guard are additionally serving to in the search, McKinnon stated.

In a statement on Facebook, Chatham Emergency Services stated a number of personnel from the Chatham fireplace division, EMS, Coast Guard and Marine Patrol were on the scene of the accident, and urged these close by to “avoid the area.”

The reason behind the crash is below investigation.