Kids Fishing And Coastal Water Safety Event

The Gage Ochsner Kids Fishing and Coastal Water Safety event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 28, at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion on Tybee Island. The day of free fun for kids ages 5 to 12 is being held in conjunction with Georgia’s free fishing day and is sponsored by Safe Kids Savannah, the Chatham County Aquatic Center, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to promote fishing as a family activity and water safety.

Although this is the fourth consecutive year for the event, it was renamed this year in memory of Gage Ochsner, M.D., a long-time supporter of Safe Kids Savannah and specifically the Kids Fishing and Coastal Water Safety event. Ochsner was a highly respected trauma surgeon at Memorial University Medical Center who lost his battle with cancer in April.

Entry is limited and pre-registration is required. No registration will be allowed on the day of the event. Registration forms can be picked up at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah or downloaded from All participants will receive a rod and reel, bait, and tackle box.

For more information on the event please call 652-6793.

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