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Police ID fisherman swept away in Nottoway River

Police ID fisherman swept away in Nottoway River
Posted at 10:39 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 13:51:56-04

COURTLAND, Va. — Search crews discovered the body of a fisherman who was swept away in the Nottoway River near Sebrell on Sunday. The man has since been identified as David Fowler, Jr., 61, of Courtland.

“On [Monday, July 15] the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Game Commission returned to continue to search for the victim. Around 9:30 a.m., the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team recovered a body believed to be the victim,” a Southampton County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said.

The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call about a fisherman who had been wading in the river and was swept away at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

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