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Virginia authorities recover body of missing canoer

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Posted at 10:31 AM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 10:31:02-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Authorities in Virginia have recovered the body of a man whose canoe overturned during a fishing trip last weekend.

James City County police said the body of 22-year-old Tionni Johnson was pulled from the water near Little Creek Reservoir around 3 p.m. Tuesday after a two-day search.

Officials said Johnson’s body was found about 100 feet offshore in the area where the boat overturned on Sunday.

Police said an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old who were also in the boat swam to shore.

The 19-year-old was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening and the 18-year-old wasn't hurt.