Talahi Island swimmer death ruled accidental drowning

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - The death of a 35-year-old man who was pulled from the water near the Talahi Island Community Dock has been ruled an accidental drowning.

A search team recovered the body of a missing swimmer from the water off Quarterman Drive on Talahi Island late Monday night. Officers were called to the area around 9 p.m. on a report of a possible drowning.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officials say witnesses told responding officers that Jesse Palmer had been swimming in the water and failed to resurface.

Multiple agencies searched for nearly two hours before Palmer's body was located and recovered around 10:30 p.m.

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