Coast Guard suspends search after VMRC locates deceased kayaker

60 Elizabeth CityPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Saturday for a kayaker in the York River south of Belleview.

Coast Guard air and boat crews began searching after 2 p.m., joining crews from James City County, Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

A VMRC crew located the deceased kayaker using side scan sonar at about 5:15 p.m., and divers later recovered the body.

The identity of the kayaker is being withheld until next of kin notifications are complete.

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