GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) – A woman thought to be missing after a vessel sank in the York River has been accounted for and was not on it when it sank, according to the Coast Guard.
Multiple agencies had been searching for a possible missing person near the entrance to the York River Friday night, and Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue was notified at approximately 8 p.m. Friday of a sailing vessel that had submerged in water near the entrance to the York River.
Multiple agencies were dispatched to investigate, including Abingdon Maritime Incident Response Team and Coast Guard. Other agencies, including the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, York County Department of Fire and Life Safety, Poquoson Fire, Virginia Marine Police and Camp Peary had also assisted.
On Friday morning, there were dive resources on-scene investigating the submerged vessel in an attempt to identify and locate the owner.
In an update Saturday, officials say the owner had been safely located.