Body of Va. Beach man found in water off Buckroe Beach


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A body was recovered in the waters off Buckroe Beach Sunday after rescue teams began searching for a missing swimmer two days earlier. 

According to a tweet from Hampton Fire-Rescue, public safety boats, using side sonar, were able to locate the body around 1 p.m. 

Police identified the man on June 7 as 39-year-old Tasket Goldfinch Walker, of Virginia Beach.

A spokesperson for the Coast Guard said his body was found approximately 50 feet away from where witnesses said someone had gone into the water on Friday. 

Hampton Fire-Rescue teams ended the search at 10 p.m. on Friday after they were unable to locate the missing swimmer, and the U.S. Coast Guard suspended their search around 1 p.m. Saturday. 

Hampton dispatchers received a call about the emergency at 7:37 p.m. People on the beach told officials the man went underwater and didn’t resurface.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Stay with for updates. 

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