- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Two people died and a third is missing after worshippers became stranded in the water off Tybee Island during a Hindu religious celebration.

Tybee Island Police Chief Bob Bryson said dozens of people were celebrating the birthday of Ganesha, a Hindu god, when they became stuck Sunday in the water between the shore and a sandbar.

The Savannah Morning News (https://bit.ly/1Wudm3N ) reports that rescuers pulled five people from the water and rushed four of them to the hospital. Fire Chief Ashley Fields said two of the victims died.

Authorities were still searching Monday for a missing man. The names of the victims were not immediately released Monday.

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Information from: Savannah Morning News, https://www.savannahnow.com


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