US Navy sailor’s body recovered at College Creek in JCC

US Navy sailor’s body recovered at College Creek in JCC

August 17, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


JAMES CITY COUNTY. CREW RECOVERED A MAN’S BODY. EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SAY A MAN WAS SWIMMING AT COLLEGE CREEK OFF COLONIAL PARKWAY WHEN HE WENT UNDER AND DIDN’T COME BACK UP. THEY’VE SPENT HOURS SEARCHING FOR HIM. LET’S GET TO 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S BRETT HALL WHO HAS BEEN COVERING THIS EACH STEP OF THE WAY. BRETT, WHAT MORE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE RECOVERY? (BRETT) CREWS RECOVERED THE BODY OF A 25- YEAR-OLD MEMBER OF THE U-S NAVY. LAST SEEN GOING UNDER THE WATER IN COLLEGE CREEK THIS AFTERNOON. AN ACTIVE SCENE CONTINUES (BRETT) FOR MORE THAN 3 HOURS RESCUE WORKERS FROM MANY DIFFERENT AGENCIES HAVE BEEN SEARCHING BY BOAT BY AIR AND EVEN IN THE WATER WITH DIVERS. ACCORDING TO JAMES CITY COUNTY POLICE THE MAN WAS HERE WITH FRIENDS…WHEN HE TRIED TO SWIM OUT TO A SANDBAR OFF SHORE. (DEPUTY CHIEF STEVE RUBINO, JAMES CITY COUNTY POLICE) “ITS ANOTHER TRAGIC SEQUENCE OF EVENTS. THE GENTLEMAN 25 YEARS OLD,MEMBERS OF THE US NAVY. OUT HERE SWIMMING WITH HIS,FRIENDS. THE CURRENT HERE IN THIS,AREA IS,VERY DANGEROUS AND TREACHEROUS AND HE SUCCUMMED TO THOSE CURRENTS.” (BRETT) JUST THIS MORNING…PARK SERVICES INSTALLED NEW SIGNS HIGHLIGHTING THE DANGER OF THESE WATERS. (LAURA) WATERS. (LAURA) WATERS. (LAURA) BRETT HALL IN JAMES CITY COUNTY FOR US, THANKS BRETT. WE’VE REPORTED ON COLLEGE CREEK BEFORE. JUST LAST YEAR IT WAS THE FOCUS OF A SPECIAL REPORT. 5 PEOPLE HAVE DROWNED IN IT SINCE 19-97. THE LATEST WAS LAST JUNE. A COMBINATION OF RIP TIDES, A SANDBAR, AND A NARROW CHANNEL UNDER A BRIDGE MAKE