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Police find body while searching for missing swimmer in Pamunkey River

The Virginia Marine Police are searching for a Henrico man, who disappearing while swimming in...
The Virginia Marine Police are searching for a Henrico man, who disappearing while swimming in the Pamunkey River.(KLTV Staff)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 7:10 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2021 at 4:43 PM EDT
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NEW KENT, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Marine Police said they have found a body while searching for a swimmer who disappeared in the Pamunkey River.

According to police, Cory Redford, 37, of Henrico, was in the river swimming next to his boat Saturday in New Kent County when he was swept away around 10:30 a.m.

People on the boat threw a life ring at him but lost sight of him during the rescue. He hasn’t been seen since.

Virginia Marine Police said they recovered a body Monday during the search and officially confirmed the body to be Redford on Tuesday.

“The Virginia Marine Police and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission offers its deepest condolences to the family of Cory Redford during this time,” a release said.

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