UPDATED @ 10:40 PM BREAKING NEWS: Two Possibly Drowned In EufaulaRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 06 2012 7:23 PM
BARBOUR COUNTY: Emergency responders are rolling to Bluff Creek area of Barbour County off North County Road 165. The area we understand is in the river area of Lake Eufaula, north of Eufaula.
Multiple responders are rolling to the scene. Initial reports are a bass boat has collided with a pontoon boat and two persons are missing.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources is rolling to the scene along with U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, SeaTow and Alabama Marine Police.
As more information becomes available we will update.
UPDATED @ 9:48 PM
One body has been recovered and search teams are looking for the second victim. There was a third person which received injuries. Reports are the injuries are not life threatening. Reports are there were only three persons on the boat.
The initial call was a wreck between a bass boat and a pontoon boat. After authorities got on the scene they determined it was only one boat that struck a tree.
As more information is available we will update. Authorities are working from the Bluff Creek Park off North 165.
UPDATED @ 10:40 PM
the energency search crews have stopped the search for the night. The search will resume in the morning.