Authorities identify 2 boaters killed this week

Authorities identify 2 boaters killed this week

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By The Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - State officials have released the identity of two boaters killed this week off of Skidaway Island near Savannah.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources identified the men as Billy Hugh Carter and Randy Boatright, both of Savannah. The Savannah Morning News reports that authorities determined the men died of head trauma after hitting a dock.

They were found dead in their boat Thursday by a Savannah-Chatahm police helicopter. The had been reported missing Wednesday after not returning from a fishing trip.

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