GLOUCESTER — A body found washed ashore Wednesday in Gloucester County is that of a man who went missing just over 24 hours before when a boat capsized on the York River.
The body of 64-year-old David Polson was found near Ginny Hill Road, said Capt. Jamie Green of Virginia Marine Police. A family member identified Polson’s body.
Polson was in a 14-foot jon boat with his 72-year-old brother James when the craft overturned about 2 p.m. Tuesday off Croaker Landing, adjacent to York River State Park, marine police said.
James Polson was wearing a life jacket when he was rescued by another boater but David Polson was not, according to the Coast Guard.
James Polson was taken to Riverside Region Hospital in Newport News, where he was treated and released.
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Marine police had called off the search for David Polson about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday because of impending inclement weather.
A passer-by discovered the body about a mile downstream from where David Polson went into the water and alerted Gloucester County emergency dispatchers, Green said.
James City County Fire and Police boats and divers, as well as crews from the Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Resources Commission, U.S. Navy, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Life Evac, York County, Camp Peary Gloucester and Abingdon aided in the search for the missing man.