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Posted on: May 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Emergency Personnel Searching for Missing Boater in York River

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James City County Emergency Communications received a 911 call shortly after 2 p.m. May 15 regarding a missing boater near Croaker Landing on the York River.

Two people were in a jon boat that capsized. They were able to yell for help and one was rescued by another boater. The second person went under and did not resurface.

James City County Fire and Police boats and divers are on scene searching for the missing boater along with crews from the Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Live Evac 3 Helicopter and fire departments from York County, Camp Peary, Gloucester and Abingdon.

The rescued boater was transported to Riverside Regional Hospital.

Media Contact:
Virginia Marine Resources Commission 757-247-2202

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