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James River search continues for missing boater

Posted at 4:24 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 12:22:38-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Henrico Police released additional information in the search for a missing boater on the James River.

The boater is a man in his 20s, according to police.

He was alone on a small boat Wednesday evening and last talked to his family, by cell phone, around 4 p.m.

Henrico Police and Fire crews responded to Osborne Park and Boat Landing, along the 9500 block of Osborne Turnpike, just before 7 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported the boater had not returned.

The initial search for the boater was called off for the evening, late Wednesday night.

The search resumed Thursday morning as search, rescue and dive teams returned to the water.

Police described the boat as less than 20 feet.

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