Missing man discovered Sunday

Body of Brantley County man found by boater 40 hours after reported missing

HOBOKEN — The body of a Brantley County man who was reported missing in the Satilla River Friday evening was found and recovered Sunday morning after an exhaustive weekend of searching.

David Walter Voss, 24, of an unspecified Brantley County address, was reported missing about 6:25 p.m., Friday, July 23.

Voss was seen swimming in the Satilla near the Georgia 121 bridge at the Brantley and Pierce county line.

Game Warden Jud Sears, who is assigned to the Brantley County area, said it appears the young man’s death was an accidental drowning. Sears body was not sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

“Right now, all we can tell is that he drowned,” said Sears. “Nobody saw him go under.”

While no autopsy will be performed, the drowning report remains incomplete for the present time. Sears said the official report should be ready in the next few days.

According to a family member, Goss was seen in Raybon earlier Friday.

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