Emergency crews have suspended what they are now calling a “recovery mission” of a 22-year-old man after a canoe he was in overturned in James City County Sunday.
Three men were in the canoe fishing when it overturned at around 3:25 p.m. Sunday in the area of Little Creek Reservoir, authorities said in a news release.
A 19-year-old man able to swim to shore and was taken to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. A second man was also able to swim to shore and was uninjured.
The third man – the 22-year-old – “is still unaccounted for,” authorities said.
“The recovery mission has been suspended and will resume in the morning, weather permitting,” according to the news release Sunday.
The canoe has been recovered.
York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, VCU LifeEvac and Newport News Waterworks assisted with the search and recovery operations.
No other information was immediately released.