RICHMOND, Va. -- A man is still missing after the Richmond Fire Department responded to two water rescue calls along the James River Wednesday.
Officials responded to Belle Isle around 7:16 p.m. after a man was reported missing.
They say two men were on the island when the victim told his friend he was going to take a shortcut off the island.
Fire officials along with Richmond police searched the island, the river and a helicopter searched the surrounding area, but they did not find the victim.
The man was last seen on the south side of Belle Isle.
Earlier in the day, a 9-year-old girl was rescued near Brown's Island.
Water rescue crews responded to the Island around 5:42 p.m. after the girl went into the water after her toy and got carried away by the rapids.
The girl was found clinging to a rock downstream and was not injured.
According to the National Weather Center, the James River was about 59° F Wednesday.
The United States Coast Guard reports that it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to lose dexterity in water between 50° to 60° F.