Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Chesapeake Bay

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a possible person in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center received reports of a 20-foot Boston Whaler beached near Factory Point, Va. The Coast Guard says the boat showed signs of recent occupancy.

Over the course of 33 hours, a multiagency search covered about 1,310 square miles. “It is always a difficult decision to suspend a search and rescue case,” said Christopher Scraba, the active search suspension authority at the Coast Guard District Five command center. “Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Young during this difficult time.”

Poquoson Fire, Hampton Fire and Virginia Marine Resources Commission also contributed to the search efforts with aircraft and small boats. 

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