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Search continues for driver of truck that plunged into bay

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Posted at 11:07 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 11:07:40-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Virginia Marine Police and a group of volunteers are continuing to search for the driver whose truck plunged over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the Virginia Marine Police decided to keep searching with two boats daily plus a plane.

The initial, multi-agency search for Erik Mezick was called off last week by the Coast Guard.

Mezick went over the side of the bridge-tunnel in a box truck on Dec. 29.

He lived near Salisbury, Maryland Mezick’s family has also taken up its own search with the help of a band of volunteers.

They’ve been scouring shorelines, under the bridge-tunnel and around Fisherman’s Island.

Related: Wife: Trucker killed after crashing off Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel was 'amazing man'