Search for a missing Effingham boater is under way

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) – A search for a missing boater is under way at Steel Bridge Landing just off Georgia Highway 119 at the Effingham/Bulloch County line.

Joseph Hodges, 36, of Savannah, was last seen when his boat capsized yesterday evening in the Ogeechee River, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

It is unknown if Hodges made it to shore.

Effingham County police and Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials are conducting the search. The search area includes the waterway as well as the wooded area around the landing.

The Steel Bridge Boat Landing is closed until further notice.

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