UPDATE: One boater found dead, search continues for wife

UPDATE: Coast Guard crews found the body of Raymond Hutchins.  The search continues for his wife Laura.


BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Coast Guard crews are looking for a missing couple who never returned from a boating trip in Jekyll Sound.

The husband and wife are identified as Raymond, 59, and Laura Hutchins, 61.

The Hutchins’ son reported the couple missing around 9:20am Monday, saying the couple hadn’t returned from their trip.

They left from a dock at Harriet’s Bluff around 11:00am Sunday.

On Monday, search crews found the couples 21-foot vessel on the north end of Jekyll Sound unmanned with the engine running and their dog still aboard.

Georgia DNR is assisting the Coast Guard with the search.

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