Hopewell crews search for missing fisherman

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - A search is still underway for a Hopewell fisherman missing since Friday.

According to the Progress-Index, Vernon Ryland Barnette Junior's boat was found empty Saturday morning.

State authorities are searching the Appomattox and James Rivers for any sign of him.

Barnette's wife says he left to go fishing around 3:30 Friday afternoon.

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