SAVANNAH, GA (May 18, 2015) Marine Patrol officers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the reported theft of a 29-foot boat found capsized in the Savannah River on Friday.
The “Salt Daddy,” a 29-foot Century boat, was found floating upside down in front of the port in the Savannah river after police were alerted to a capsized vessel about 9:45 a.m. Holes had been drilled in the hull in an attempt to scuttle the boat that had been reported stolen in St. Augustine, FL on May 10.
Crews from Tow Boat US worked several hours to upright the vessel which then was identified. All equipment, including twin motors, had been removed, including the identification numbers. It had been valued at $145,000 at the time it was stolen.
The owner of the boat was notified and the remains were stored at a marina.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.