More dead fish turn up in creek

Posted at 11:24 PM, Jul 14, 2013

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WTVR) -- More dead fish have been found floating in Swift Creek in Colonial Heights.

CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil said this time around two dozen fish, all of them large carp, were found dead in the creek Sunday morning.

A CBS 6 investigation last week promoted the Department of Environmental Quality to take samples of the water to figure out what was killing the fish.

Residents who live near the creek said they are concerned.

"I’d like to know what’s it’s doing to the other fish in the creek and the frogs,” said James Rogers, who lives on Swift Creek. “If it affects one thing, it’s got to affect something else.”

Officials said they hope to have the test results back in a month.

Stay with CBS 6 News and for updates on this important local story.