Boater found dead in James River identified

Police suspend search overnight for missing boater

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A man's body was recovered from the James River on Thursday, ending the search for a missing boater.

Henrico police and fire crews searched for the boater - identified Friday as 29-year-old Travis L. Whitley of Colonial Heights - Wednesday night and again Thursday before finding him around 2:45 p.m.

Police were called to the scene around 7 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a missing boater on the James River near Osborne Landing after the person never made it back to shore.

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