Coast Guard suspends search for boat in IOW

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a boat off the coast of Isle of Wight County Tuesday.

Lt. Scott Williams with the Coast Guard told crews were looking for a small 12 to 15’ boat with two people potentially on board near Lawnes Point. Smithfield fire crews and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission were assisting with the search.

Petty Officer Miller told the search was suspended around 3 a.m. after an aerial search did not return anything. There were no missing person reports and no injured persons were at any area hospitals.

Further information on why they were searching was not immediately available.

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