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UPDATE: Local Departments Aid in Search for Missing Diver

Local departments aid in search for missing 70-year-old diver (WYDaily Media)
UPDATE (Sept. 30, 2021, 10:40 a.m.): A body has been recovered that fits the description of the missing diver. Visit WYDaily’s update for more information.

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Local first responders are aiding in the search for a missing diver.

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported that it was working along with local response crews in the search for a 70-year-old diver that went missing on the Chickahominy River.

On Tuesday (Sept. 28) at 6:41 p.m., the James City County 911 dispatch received a report that the diver, only described in the release as a male, went missing after diving with friends.

The USCG dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from USCG Air Station Elizabeth City (N.C.) as well as a 29-foot small boat response from USCG Station Portsmouth.

The release notes that the following departments are aiding in the search for the missing diver:

  • USCG Auxilary
  • Virginia Marine Resources Commission
  • James City County Fire Department
  • James City County Police Department
  • York County Fire and Life Safety

WYDaily is awaiting response from these departments as of the initial publication of this story.

We will continue to keep you up-to-date on this developing story as more information becomes available.

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