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Crews suspend search for reported overturned boat near HRBT

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 15:34:16-05

img_2440NORFOLK, Va. – Rescue were looking for an overturned boat last reported to be in the Chesapeake Bay near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.

Two distress calls were made from the boat around 1:50 p.m., according to a Commander Dave Hecht with Naval Air Forces Atlantic.

The boat was reported to be taking on water somewhere near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.

At 3:30 p.m. the search was canceled and authorities said the case is closed.

Crews searched the area and did not find a boat.

At least one U.S. Navy helicopter from Naval Station Norfolk and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from Elizabeth City were assisting in the search, along with a unit from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.