- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2020

YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) - Multiple agencies in Virginia are searching for two men who went missing after their canoe flipped near Yorktown overnight.

The canoers launched around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and first responders were notified of their disappearance just before 4:30 a.m. Monday, York Fire Chief Stephen Kopczynski told news outlets.

Kopcynski said three men initially left Boathouse Cove in York County, but only one of the men was able to make it back to shore to get help after the boat capsized, according to news outlets.

Shortly before 8 a.m., search teams found the canoe near Bennett’s Creek, news outlets reported.

A Coast Guard helicopter, York County Fire & Life Safety, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police joined the search effort.



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