Search to continue Wednesday for missing boater

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (WIAT) — Talladega County rescue crews and marine police have suspended their search for a missing boater and will resume early Wednesday morning.

The man who is missing was testing a boat for a local company. He was thrown out of the boat when it crashed on the Coosa River in Childersburg.

First responders say the boat was speeding along when it suddenly turned, throwing the missing driver and a passenger into the water.

The boat was torn apart by the crash.

“There were several large pieces of the boat floating in the water,” Capt. Tim Shelnut said. “The current was taking it down the river. The person that was injured swam to an island and a fisherman took our medics out there, and they got him in the boat and brought him back.”

The passenger was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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