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Drones aid in search for missing boater on Rappahannock River

Posted at 6:39 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 20:52:54-04

PORT ROYAL, Va. -- The search for a boater who disappeared along the Rappahannock River in Caroline County will resume Monday morning, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officials said.

Deputies with the Caroline County Sheriff's Office said a boat carrying two men overturned after it hit a sandbar around 2 p.m. Sunday.

One of the boaters was rescued, but crews from multiple agencies are continuing to search for the second man.

Officials said drones were launched near an area of the river where a helicopter was spotted circling.

Fire and rescue crews from Spotsylvania County, King George County and Bowling Green also responded to the call. along Eva Drive and Snowden Road.

The search was halted at sunset.

Officials said no foul play is suspected.

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