Officials search for boats missing from marina

9:25 AM, Jan 4, 2014   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Officials are working to determine what happened to as many as four boats that disappeared from the public dock at the Augusta Riverfront Marina.

Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus said six boats went missing from their spots on the dock in the past four days. One was found Thursday tangled in trees on the riverbank half a mile downstream, and another was found tied to the marina warehouse dock.

Bonitatibus says the four missing boats could have floated through the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam because the buoy cable that acts as a barrier for boaters was broken.

Bonitatibus says she doubts the boats drifted away by accident because pieces of cut rope and a sliced chain were found on the dock.

Associated Press

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