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UPDATE: Bodies of 2 men missing in Savannah River have been found

The bodies of two missing men in the Savannah River have been found after a boating accident in...
The bodies of two missing men in the Savannah River have been found after a boating accident in the Savanah River Friday night(Source: U.S. Coast Guard Seventh Division)
Published: Aug. 28, 2021 at 10:34 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 28, 2021 at 9:12 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The bodies of two missing men in the Savannah River have been found.

The Jasper County Coroner confirmed with WTOC that the bodies of Joseph and Thomas Fox were found around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

The brothers went missing after a small boat they were on collided with a dredge vessel near Elba Island, causing all seven people on board to go into the water. Five were rescued and taken the hospital.

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources spokesman David Lucas tells WTOC that they got the call about the accident from Jasper County dispatch around 9 p.m. Friday.

Lucas says the boat passengers were men and women in their 20s and the five people that were taken to the hospital had serious injuries, but non-life threatening injuries.

South Carolina DNR says the Coast Guard is taking over the investigation because the boat hit a “commercial vessel.” SCDNR dive team was actively working the scene Saturday and Sunday until the men’s bodies were found.

The Coast Guard asks anyone with information to call 843-740-7050.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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