Five Dead After Memorial Day Weekend Crash on Wilmington River

The bodies of three missing men were recovered from the Wilmington River in Georgia on Sunday morning, May 29, bringing the death toll from a boat crash the previous day to five people, according to local reports.

The Coast Guard said two recreational boats traveling in opposite directions collided in the Wilmington River just north of Thunderbolt Marina on Saturday morning. One boat had six people aboard and the other was carrying three people.

The Coast Guard responded to the scene and transported four injured people to a local hospital. It assisted in the search for three others, including a 37-year-old white male and two “early 20-year-old white males.” Their bodies were recovered on Sunday morning, local reports said.

The Coast Guard released this footage showing the rescue of some of the boaters on Saturday. Credit: US Coast Guard Southeast via Storyful

Video transcript


Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting