Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Smithfield, VA

USCG MH-60 helicopter file photoPORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard suspended its search for the missing man at 8:54 p.m. Friday. Multiple rescue crews searched approximately 23 square miles over a 14-hour period. Participating in the search were crews from the Coast Guard Cutters Shearwater and the CGC Chock, small boat crews from Station Portsmouth, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crews from Air Station...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing boater near Smithfield, VA

USCG file photoPORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard and local rescue responders are searching for a missing male who entered the water after the sailboat he was on capsized with 9 others aboard at approximately midnight Thursday in the James River near Smithfield, Va. Five of the boaters swam ashore, and four were rescued by responders at the scene. The operator of the tug Robert Burton reported to Coast...