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DNR: 2 men killed when boat hit dock walkway

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Investigators are trying to determine how two men died in a boating accident off of Noble View Road on Skidaway Island.

The Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources said a 17-foot Carolina skiff boat hit dock walkway in early-morning hours, and they suffered severe head trauma.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept. detectives and other agencies responded. Investigators are waiting for the tide to come in to be able to dock the boat and get the bodies off of the boat.

The U.S. Coast Guard first got reports that two men had gone missing after leaving for a fishing trip Wednesday night on a vessel. Police later spotted the boat from a helicopter.

"The Coast Guard was looking for a boat with two men in it that had gone out, I think, on a fishing trip last night and had been unable to find them. The metro helicopter was able to find them. The boat had floated up into a marsh. Apparently, it had hit a dock. It least that's the way it appears. The two men were in the boat - both deceased - and we're in the process now of the investigation to back all that up," Julian Miller, SCMPD's public affairs administrator, told WTOC.

The DNR is leading the investigation. The victims' next-of-kin is still being notified.

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