Search suspended for missing boat off the coast of Isle of Wight Co.

Posted at 8:04 AM, Jun 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-24 13:53:34-04

Isle of Wight County, Va. - The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing boat off the coast of Isle of Wight near Lawnes Point.

The call came in Monday night at 11:41 p.m. A caller reported a boat in distress with two people on board.

One person on the boat was suffering from a medical emergency, officials say, and the other occupant could not start the engine.

The Coast Guard launched a boat and an air crew to search for the boat.

An additional air crew was launched Tuesday morning around 5:10 a.m.

Smithfield Fire Marine Resources and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are assisting in the search.

Stay tuned for updates as they are released.