UGA student missing after being thrown from raft in Wyoming

UGA student missing after being thrown from raft in Wyoming

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Oliver Woodward (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)
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  • Oliver Woodward was on the Snake River in Wyoming when the incident happened Tuesday.

Authorities in Wyoming are searching for a University of Georgia student who went missing after he was thrown from a raft on the Snake River, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Oliver Woodward, 21, was last seen Tuesday evening in the river canyon, south of Hoback Junction, Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Lloyd Funk said.

The party consisted of six people, Funk said. Woodward and another rafter were thrown when the raft went through rapids known as Kings Wave, Funk said.

Responding officers found the other missing person in good health.

The search for Woodward resumed Thursday morning, officials said. He grew up in metro Atlanta, according to Channel 2.

Crews are using watercraft and police dogs in the search, Funk said.

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