Man's body found in water near Fort Monroe in Hampton

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 15 at 4:58 PM

Hampton body found

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11/15 UPDATE: Police resumed the search Friday morning for the body of a man spotted in the water on Thursday morning. They extended their search towards the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and towards the Veterans Administration Hospital. Authorities say they haven't received any reports of a missing person.

UPDATE: In a statement, police wrote, "At 2:06 p.m., we suspended our efforts and will continue to monitor the situation.  Due to changing currents it is unknown at this time where the individual may be located.  We will continue to keep a check and monitor the area using all available resources as needed." 

HAMPTON-Police are working to recover a man's body from the water in Hampton.

Cpl. Mary Shackelford says officers were called to the area of the Fort Monroe bridge near Phoebus around 7:30 a.m.

"A citizen called to report seeing a body in the water," she said.

The Mugler Bridge is closed as authorities work to bring the body to shore.

Shackelford says it's too early to know who the person is, how he died or whether a crime was committed.

Also involved in the recovery are the Hampton Fire Department and the Virginia Marine Patrol.

 

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