Body of Midlothian man, who wife said fell off boat, located

Body of Midlothian man, who wife said fell off boat, located

MECKLENBURG, VA (WWBT) - The body of a Midlothian man who went missing after his wife said he fell off a boat in Mecklenburg County has been found.

The woman called 911 at about 3:45 p.m. March 16 to report her husband, Edwin Barnes, was examining the boat’s motor when he fell off the rear of the boat.

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries confirmed a boater saw the body March 30 and it was recovered.

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office said the woman briefly searched for her husband before calling 911.

Rescue teams from the sheriff’s office, DGIF, Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department and Mecklenburg Rescue Squad responded to the Bluestone Creek Boat Ramp to conduct a search when Barnes was reported missing. The search continued for several days before being canceled.

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