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Update: Boater killed at Bainbridge fishing tournament identified

Around noon on Saturday, two boats collided during the Florida B.A.S.S Nation Junior/High...
Around noon on Saturday, two boats collided during the Florida B.A.S.S Nation Junior/High School Anglers Tournament at the Earle May Boat Basin Park.(WALB)
Published: Mar. 19, 2022 at 2:11 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 21, 2022 at 10:44 AM CDT
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BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WALB) - Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS) officers confirmed that one person is dead after a boating accident that occurred at a two-day fishing tournament that started Saturday.

Around noon on Saturday, two boats collided during the Florida B.A.S.S Nation Junior/High School Anglers Tournament at the Earle May Boat Basin Park.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said the two boats crashed with each other in the area of the Highway 84 bridge.

The operator of one of the boats died at the scene and a passenger from that boat was taken to a nearby hospital. The boat operator was later identified as Jason P. Davis, 43.

On March 19th, 2022, the DNR Law Enforcement Division was notified of a fatal boating incident that occurred on the...

Posted by Law Enforcement Division - Georgia DNR on Monday, March 21, 2022

The operator of the other boat and a 16-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital in Tallahassee for medical treatment.

DNR officials said both boats were involved in separate fishing tournaments.

We regret to report that around Noon today, March 19th, Bainbridge Public Safety was alerted to an accident between two...

Posted by Bainbridge Public Safety on Saturday, March 19, 2022

The investigation is expected to take a few months to complete.

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