May 31, 2016
According to Sheriff Alvie (Junior) Kight, the Toombs County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a call in reference to an incident in the area of South Thompson Road. When the deputy arrived he found a male subject Shannon derrick Wyche from Ailey, who advised him that he and another male subject, whom Wyche identified as Xavier Maurice Harris, twenty-six-year old black male of 47 Ronnie Street, Hazlehurst, Georgia, were fishing when their boat capsized. Wyche said he swam to shore and that Harris attempted to swim to shore and went under and did not come back up.
Toombs County EMS and EMA, the Department of Natural Resources, along with the Dive Team and EMS from Jeff Davis County responded and assisted in the search for the body. The Dive Team located the body near the overturned boat and the body was taken to Meadows Regional Medical Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the Toombs County Coroner Ron Hall.
Sheriff Kight would like to thank the Toombs County EMS and EMA, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Dive Team and EMS from Jeff Davis County for their assistance in the recovery of the body.