Rescue Crews Still Searching For Worker Who Fell Into Georgia Port

Aug 1, 2019

Rescue crews continue to search for one of two construction workers who fell off a boat after it struck a barge Wednesday at a Georgia port on the Savannah River.

One of the workers made it back to the boat, but the other remains missing.

U.S. Coast Guard crews used rescue boats and helicopters in the search overnight into Thursday.

Petty Officer 1st Class Luke Clayton says their mission hasn't changed since arriving on the scene of the accident.

"We're still going to continue to search until told otherwise," he said.

The Coast Guard is partnering with local and state agencies in the search.