Authorities in James City County said the body of a man who went missing during a fishing trip Sunday was recovered Monday morning.
Police identified the man as James Jackson Jr. of James City County.
He was 70 years old.
James City County Police and fire crews were called to to the area of Diascund Creek Reservoir at around 5:15 p.m. Sunday on a report of an “unmanned boat.”
The boat was found in Diascund Creek Reservoir, on the border of James City County and New Kent.
Police identified Jackson as the man missing from the boat. He had been out fishing.
Crews immediately searched the area. They were assisted by the York Fire & Life Safety, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s deputies, personnel from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Med-flight.
The search was suspended at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Authorities resumed the search Monday morning with the assistance from New Kent Sheriff’s Office and Marine Sonic. Jackson’s body was recovered at approximately 11:25 a.m.
Jackson’s body was taken to the Tidewater Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
He was not wearing a life jacket, authorities said.
No further information was immediately available.