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GA: A boating accident on the Chattahoochee kills two

June 7, 2012

By Liz Buckthorpe, WRBLNews3
 
STEWART COUNTY, Ga. --
 
A boating accident on the Chattahoochee in Stewart County has left two men dead.
 
According to Corporal Mitch Oliver with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the accident occurred around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.
 
60-year-old Dennis Harris and 72-year-old Henry Price both died in the crash; a third man survived.
 
Corporal Oliver said the fishing boat the men were riding in took a turn too fast. The driver lost control, hitting the river bank and then a tree. All three men were ejected from the boat.
 
... According to DNR officers, the boat took a turn too fast.
 
"They lost control of the boat and hit a tree on the west side of the river bank, said DNR officer, Captain Jeff Swift.
 
All three men on board were thrown into the river. According to officials one survivor was able to swim to shore and eventually call for help.

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