Rescue crews find body of missing fisherman in Courtland


Credit: Courtland Volunteer Fire Dept.

COURTLAND, Va. (WAVY) — The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office dive team recovered the body of a missing fisherman Monday morning.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, 61-year-old David Fowler, Jr. of Courtland was swept away in the Nottoway River near Sebrell just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

Around 9:30 a.m. Monday, while continuing the search, the dive team recovered a body in the area.

The following agencies participated in the rescue attempt: Southampton County Sheriff’s Office, The Virginia Game Commission, Virginia State Police, Franklin Fire and Rescue, Courtland Volunteer Fire Department, Courtland Rescue, Capron Volunteer Fire Department and Capron Rescue.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the exact cause of death.

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