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Crews recover body of Chesterfield man who went missing during swim

Posted at 10:12 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 17:11:18-04

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. --  Crews have recovered the body of a Chesterfield man who disappeared Monday evening in College Creek in James City County.

The search for Tony Jimenez Garcia, 23, continued Tuesday morning. Garcia was visiting the James City County creek with a church group Monday.

"Witnesses reported that he and a relative had been fishing and went into the water to cool off. They both attempted to swim out to a sandbar when Garcia went under and did not resurface," a James City County Police spokesperson said. "A search and rescue operation commenced... at approximately 10:15 p.m., rescue operations turned to recovery efforts."

Garcia was last seen wearing a black bathing suit.

Police on scene confirm that they are investigating this case as a suspected drowning.

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