Rescue teams search for missing ‘Hooch boater



ROSWELL, Ga. – A 32-year-old man is missing on the Chattahoochee River after he fell in Aug. 6 while rafting with friends.

Paul Buyoya Biswaldo, of an unknown address, was reported with a large group of friends rafting down the river from Azalea Park. Lt. James McGee of the Roswell Police Department said alcohol was involved.

“He was in the process of going from one raft to another raft when he lost his footing and fell in,” McGee said.

His friends threw a life preserver to him but he never resurfaced. They returned to the boat dock to report him missing, about an hour after his disappeared.

Police, fire and rescue teams arrived to begin the search, about 5:15 p.m. and they searched until nightfall. Wednesday morning they picked up the search, however rain and fog limited their efforts.

McGee said the efforts were still considered “rescue” and not “recovery.”

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