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Divers will resume search this morning in the Rappahannock River in the Port Royal area for missing canoeist
Divers will resume search this morning in the Rappahannock River in the Port Royal area for missing canoeist

Date published: 11/14/2011

Search goes on in Rappahannock for missing canoeist

Emergency divers will return to the Port Royal area today to continue searching for a man who presumably drowned in the Rappahannock River on Saturday evening.

Divers from Fredericksburg and Caroline and King George counties have been involved in the search since a 911 call came in about 5:30 p.m. Saturday about a man and a woman capsizing in a canoe. The woman swam to the King George side of the river, but the man did not make it.

The victim is about 30 and is from King and Queen County, but he has not been identified.

Dive teams searched until about 3 a.m. yesterday before resuming the effort about 9 a.m. They searched for most of the day yesterday but didn't find the man.