UPDATE: Body of drowning victim in Virginia Beach identified

Posted at 4:59 PM, Oct 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-27 06:10:25-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - The body of a man who fell into the water Saturday near Bay Island was found shortly after 6 p.m.  Crews have been searching for him since 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police have identified the body as 26-year old Bernard White. Witnesses say White was fishing on West Great Neck Road when he lost his balance and fell in the water.

Boaters in the area tried to find him and the Virginia Beach Police Department Marine Patrol were called to the scene along with the Virginia Beach Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.

Watch NewsChannel 3 tonight at 11 pm as we bring you more on this story and why many should be cautious of dangerous water conditions.