Kayaker found downstream of Brickyard Landing boat ramp

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) Duck hunters found the body of a 52-year-old Newport News man about a mile from his kayak on the Chicahominy River Saturday afternoon.

James Othel McDonald ‘s kayak was found anchored about 500 yards and about 50 feet from shore before a group of hunters found his body around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 1, said Lee Walker with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Initial reports indicate McDonald went fishing last night and his kayak rolled over. He was not found wearing a life-jacket, according to Walker.

The accident remains under investigation by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates as they become available.

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