GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Marine police have recovered the boat involved in an accident that killed two Gloucester watermen over the weekend.
47-year-old Philip Brown and 31-year-old Tony West went out on the water Friday night, but never made it back to land.
The two men were working a gill net in the Swash Channel near the Guinea Marshes in Gloucester. They were last seen near the Perrin River in Gloucester. A family member called marine police after the watermen never returned home.
On Saturday afternoon, Virginia Marine Police spotted a sunken vessel in the Swash Channel. The body of Brown was found nearby tangled in a gill net. West’s body was found early Sunday morning.
Virginia State Police assisted Marine Police pull the vessel from the Guinea Marsh Wednesday.