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A recent boating accident in Stewart County sadly left two men dead. According to Corporal Mitch Oliver from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the boating accident happened Wednesday afternoon on the Chattahoochee River.
Two men, 60-year-old Dennis Harris and 72-year-old Henry Price, both died in the accident while a third man in the boat survived, according to WRBL News.com.
The three men were on a fishing outing when they took a turn in the river too fast. The boat hit a tree on the west side of the river bank, and all three men were thrown from the boat. Due to injuries sustained from the crash, Harris and Price did not survive. The third passenger in the boat was able to swim to shore and find help.
The boat crash remains under investigation.
The state of Georgia has a rich landscape. Reaching from the stretches of northern mountains to the hilly midlands to the two coastal regions, Georgia is a diverse state to live in. There is a plenty of lakes, rivers, and waterways popular to Georgia.
With more than 130 Wildlife Resources Division operated boat ramps, people have many options to explore Georgia’s waterways. All boaters alike need to know Georgia boating laws and responsibilities to stay safe.
Kalka & Baer recommends this informative handbook- The Handbook of Georgia Boating Laws and Responsibilities-
available online through the Georgia DNR. The handbook includes boating basics, boating laws, and the role enforcement officers play.
If you have been in a recent Georgia boating accident, you can contact Kalka & Baer. We offer free, no obligation consultations.