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Search for duck hunter heads into third day
Man was hunting in boat on Kennedy Pond Saturday
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A helicopter searches for a missing hunter at Kennedy Pond Monday. (SCOTT BRYANT/staff)

Divers continued searching a lake until dark Monday for a duck hunter who has been missing since Saturday. 

The underwater search was suspended overnight for safety reasons and was expected to resume early Tuesday morning, said Bulloch County sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.

The 61-year-old man, whose identity is not yet being released, was reported missing after he did not return from duck hunting in a boat on Kennedy Pond near the intersection of Highway 46 and Sinkhole Road, he said.

The man "left from his home on Tillman Pond Road, on Saturday at approximately 4:30 p.m., to go out on the lake to duck hunt," he said.

Someone called the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Sunday around 11:30 a.m. to report the man missing. The man's family believed he may have gone to a friend's home after hunting and did not realize he was missing until the next day, Hutchens said.

Even though the actual search was suspended overnight, Bulloch County sheriff's deputies and others remained on site throughout the night. Hutchens said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown and investigators have remained with family members throughout the ordeal.

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office was assisted by rangers from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Burke County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, who are "actively working to find the man," Hutchens said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Investigator Pre Cone at (912) 764-8888.


Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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