SAVANNAH, GA (September 22, 2013): Metro Marine Patrol officers are scanning the east end of the Savannah riverfront in search of a male reportedly seen in the river Sunday morning.
Divers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and Savannah Fire and Rescue, aided by officers on shore and on boats belonging to SCMPD, Savannah Fire, U.S. Coast Guard and Georgia Department of Natural Resources and a coast guard helicopter had searched the area for several hours.
Metro divers were forced to discontinue their search about 1 p.m. when falling tides created currents that were too dangerous for the underwater search to continue.
Two witnesses said they saw the black male appearing to be in his teens or early 20s sitting along the waterfront and then heard a splash. They reported seeing him in the water asking for help but were unable to get a nearby rope to him before he sank.
Anyone with information on the identity of the male who was reportedly wearing a white shirt and no shoes is asked to call Emergency 911.