Crews find body of 23-year-old who went missing while swimming in James City Co.

Posted at 9:17 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 16:54:52-04

JAMES CITY Co., Va. - Crews were working to recover a man from the water near College Creek Beach Monday night.

Tuesday around 4:45 p.m. the body of 23-year-old Tony Garcia was located.

Police dispatchers got a call about a male who went under water and was not seen again around 7:45 p.m. Monday.

Tony Garcia (Courtesy: WTVR)

The Chesterfield man was visiting the area with a church group. Witnesses reported that he and a relative had been fishing and went into the water to cool off.

They both attempted to swim out to a sandbar when Garcia went under and did not resurface, police said.

James City County Fire, Police, a dive team, the VMRC and Coast Guard were responding.

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