Coast Guard searching for man missing in James River

5th Coast Guard District News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 42-year-old man in the James River near Fort Eustis, Monday.

The man was reportedly wearing brown shorts and a white T-shirt at the time of his disappearance.

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders received a call at approximately 4:30 p.m., from Newport News dispatch, reporting the man missing from a 22-foot sailing vessel.

Sector Hampton Roads issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth and a rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City.

Virginia Marine Resource Commission and Newport News Fire Department are also searching.

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