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Pembroke man recovered from Savannah River
DNR: Austin Sneeds boat struck Fort Pulaski bridge Saturday morning
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The body of a Pembroke man was recovered from the Savannah River on Monday afternoon, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

DNR law-enforcement rangers recovered the body of Austin T. Sneed, 27, from the river’s South Channel at about 1:30 p.m., the agency announced in a news release.

Chatham County Aviation spotted him and directed the rangers to the recovery location.

The search began Saturday morning, when law enforcement received a call that Sneed’s boat had struck the Fort Pulaski Bridge. He was ejected into the river and did not resurface, DNR said.

Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol and Chatham County Aviation Unit, along with the DNR rangers, participated in the search.


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