SAVANNAH, GA (November 6, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Accident Investigations Team is investigating a submerged vehicle accident that left one teen missing, Nov. 6.
Metro responded to the Skidaway Narrows Boat Ramp at about 1:40 a.m., after a Chrysler 200 was found submerged into the water. Reportedly, the driver of the vehicle was unfamiliar with the area and drove down into the boat ramp. Three of the occupants, a 19-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 21-year old were all able to swim back to safety. The fourth occupant, a 17-year-old male did not return.
The vehicle was recovered from the water and searched. There were no occupants inside. SCMPD divers searched the area and were unable to locate the 17-year-old.
SCMPD Aviation Unit, Chatham County Marine Patrol, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Coast Guard all responded to the area to search for the teen.
At this time, the teen has not been found. A search of the area continues by GA DNR and Chatham County Marine Patrol.
This incident remains under investigation by MAIT.