Missing Coast Guardsman's body found

Posted by Iva Radman – email

NEWPORT NEWS, VA (WWBT) - A developing story out of Newport News: the search for a missing coast guardsman has come to a tragic end.

His body was recovered from the water Thursday afternoon around 5 o'clock. The guardsman fell off a small boat Wednesday night during tactical operations.

The search was concentrated on the James River, near the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel which connects Newport News and Suffolk.

The man's name is being held until his family has been notified.

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