Coast Guard suspends search for missing teen in Rappahannock River

5th Coast Guard District News
WARSAW, Va. – The Coast Guard has suspended its search at 6:53 p.m. Saturday for a missing 14-year-old Boy Scout who fell into the river from a sandbar in the vicinity of Suggetts Point, Va.

Crews from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and local response agencies searched approximately 17 miles for more than six hours.

Involved in the search were personnel from Coast Guard Station Milford Haven, Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Fish and Game, Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Richmond County Fire Rescue, Richmond County Sheriff Department, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Mattaponi Volunteer Dive Team.

Richmond County Emergency Services and Virginia State dive team will continue operation Sunday morning.

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