Ga. bass boat crash kills 2

Two of three fishermen in a southbound bass boat were killed Wednesday when they hit a tree two feet off the water on the Chattahoochee River’s Alabama bank, the impact ejecting them into the river, investigators said.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that authorities identified the dead as Dennis Harris, 60, and Henry Price, 72, both of Omaha, Ga. The third man, Frank Bowman, 57, also of Omaha, survived the mishap, swimming back to the Alabama riverbank and trying to find help, officers said.

Officers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said the wreck happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday 10 miles north of Florence Marina State Park, which is in Georgia’s Stewart County. They said the boat failed to negotiate a bend in the river, plowing through the shallows onto the bank, apparently at high speed.

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