Man dies after boat sinks in Bryan County

A man died after his boat sank in Richmond Hill on Saturday afternoon, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to BCSO, the man sacrificed his own life to save his dog. The BCSO said a call went out around noon that a scanoe (a cross between a skiff and a canoe) was taking on water on the Ogeechee River near The Cove subdivision area in Richmond Hill. Witnesses told authorities that a man and his dog entered the water. The man, now identified as 48-year-old Gregory Lee Jackson, was holding a lifeline after entering the water, however, BCSO said he dropped the lifeline in an attempt to save the dog after he became afflicted. at BCSO, as Jackson attempted to rescue his dog, the dog’s panic continually drove him underwater. The dog was able to swim to shore. Others tried to reach out to Jackson from their docks, but couldn’t catch him. Jackson’s body was later found near a nearby wharf shortly before 3 p.m. This incident is still under investigation.

A man died after his boat sank in Richmond Hill on Saturday afternoon, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to BCSO, the man sacrificed his own life to save his dog.

The BCSO said a call went out around noon that a scanoe (a cross between a skiff and a canoe) was taking on water on the Ogeechee River near The Cove subdivision area in Richmond Hill.

Witnesses told authorities that a man and his dog entered the water.

The man, now identified as 48-year-old Gregory Lee Jackson, was holding a lifeline after entering the water, however, BCSO said he dropped the lifeline in an attempt to save the dog after he became distressed.

According to BCSO, as Jackson attempted to rescue his dog, the dog’s panic continually pushed him underwater. The dog was able to swim to shore. Others tried to reach out to Jackson from their docks, but couldn’t catch him.

Jackson’s body was later found near a nearby wharf shortly before 3 p.m.

This incident is still under investigation.

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