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UPDATE: Marine police suspend search for missing boater as storm moves in

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Update 3:45 p.m.: The Virginia Marine Police suspended a search for a missing boater on the York River Wednesday afternoon after a storm threatened the...
When Rudy Heinatz saw the balcony, he could immediately imagine his wife, Stephanie, with coffee and her laptop. (WYDaily/Amy McCluskey)

Where We Live: A cottage on the York River

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Stephanie and Rudy Heinatz couldn’t say enough good things about the York Shores neighborhood at Gloucester Point. They loved their house, which held many...
A Coast Guard helicopter rescued a man an his daughter early Sunday after their tugboat ran aground and began taking on water at the mouth of the York River. Watchstanders at the Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth were notified by the man’s wife shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday that her husband and 10-year-old daughter were overdue in arriving at the Merrimac Shores Yacht Basin in Hampton. The pair were traveling from West Point to Hampton, the Coast Guard said.  Watchstanders established contact with the man about 12:45 a.m. Sunday and were told that his 10-foot tugboat had run aground near Poquoson Flats. The boat’s battery had died, the bilge pump had malfunctioned, and the boat was taking on water, the Coast Guard said. A response boat boat crew from Coast Guard station in Cape Charles and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, responded to the boat, as did boat crews from Hampton Fire and Rescue, the Hampton Police Department, Poquoson Fire-Rescue and York County Fire and Rescue. The helicopter crew arrived on scene and located the grounded tugboat. However, because of the shallowness of the water, the rescue boat crews were unable to reach the man and his daughter, the Coast Guard said.  The helicopter crew hoisted the two people and transported them to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk for medical evaluation.                                                     Boaters should always use a float whenever they set out on the water, the Coast Guard said. “Anytime you’re planning on making a trip of any distance, be sure to let a family member or close friend know where you’re going and what time you should arrive,” said Jeffry Fox, civilian search and rescue specialist at Sector Hampton Roads. “In this case, the use of a float plan helped us team up with multiple local agencies to assist this man and his daughter.”

Man, daughter rescued from grounded boat at mouth of York River

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A Coast Guard helicopter rescued a man and his daughter early Sunday after their tugboat ran aground and began taking on water at the...
One person was taken to the hospital Thursday after emergency responders rescued several people in canoes on the York River. (Courtesy photo/Google maps)

High winds strand York River canoers, send one to hospital

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One person was taken to the hospital Thursday after emergency responders rescued several people in canoes on the York River. The James City County Fire...
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will have three Grand Illumination events this year during the coronavirus pandemic. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Guide to July 4 in the Historic Triangle

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In 1776, the American Founders helped light the fire of revolution for the colonies' independence from the Great Britain. On Tuesday, fire of a different...

Two injured after workplace accident on York River barge

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An accident on a construction barge on the York River near Dominion's Yorktown Power Station/Plains All-American Pipeline petroleum terminal has resulted in the hospitalization...
York River site gets NPS steward

Historic York River site honored in D.C. as a future national park

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Federal and state officials celebrated Werowocomoco, an ancient town on the York River, as a new addition to the National Park Service Wednesday. Werowocomoco, a 264-acre site...

Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade Calls for Boaters To Sign Up Early

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The annual Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade is looking for boaters to come aboard and join in the event’s 19th year of holiday fun. The boat parade,...