Atlanta, Georgia 2021-08-04 21:35:00 –
Chatham County, Georgia (CBS46)-A marine patrol at the Chatham County Police Department was able to find a child drifting on a boat while the family was out on Wednesday.
Authorities were dispatched to a small island west of Newcut near Wassaw Island at around 3:50 pm.
The family put a 4-year-old child on a boat in a life jacket and packed it up after going out. The boat drifted about 200-400 yards with only young children and landed near the northwestern side of Wassaw Island.
Police found the boat, but the child was no longer inside. A Chatham County helicopter has arrived to assist in the search. Later, the child was found walking in the wetland grass on the northwestern side of the island at around 4:40 pm.
After the helicopter landed nearby, the crew took the child to a waiting maritime patrol boat, which reunited the child with his family.
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