Virginia State Police Beat / SEARCH AND RECOVERY EFFORT CONTINUES ON ICED-OVER JAMES RIVER FOR TWO HUNTERS; Kyle Englehart and Austin Savage
VARINA, VA. — The search for two men missing after they went duck hunting as a blizzard enveloped the Virginia Capes continues on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Family and friends are posting on Facebook, asking for prayers to God seeking the discovery and return of the missing men.
The Surry County Sheriff had this message to residents of the shoreline posted to his Facebook account: We are asking property owners along the James River from Three Sisters boat landing down to the Jamestown-Scotland ferry area to check around your property. Also, check your outbuildings to hopefully see if the missing boaters may have ventured onto your property. Thank you for your assistance in locating the missing boaters. Also, join us as we pray for a safe return.
VSP Search & Recovery Team divers are back out on the James River on Jan. 6, 2018 to assist Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police with their ongoing search for two missing hunters near Surry County, Virginia. Virginia Department of Emergency Management
JAMESTOWN, VA (WWBT) – Loved ones are still searching for two missing hunters whose boat is believed to have capsized in James City County.
Kyle Englehart, 27, and Austin Savage, 20, have not been seen since they hit the water Wednesday to go duck hunting. Both men have ties to Varina.
“We never thought this would happen to Kyle,” said Kyle’s brother Kameron Englehart.
The men left the Jamestown Yacht Basin on a 16-foot boat, attempting to cross the James River and head to Gray’s Creek to go duck hunting. The trip happening during frigid temperatures, when five to 10 inches of snow began blanketing the region.
“He believes in Christianity and he’s just a good guy. Never did anything wrong,” said Kameron Englehart.
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for the missing men on Friday.
“It ain’t too late, but we need to find him,” said Kameron Englehart. MORE