Body found believed to be fisherman who fell into Nottoway River in Courtland

Posted at 12:03 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 12:03:39-04

SOUTHAMPTON Co., Va. – Search crews discovered a body believed to be that of a fisherman who was swept away in the Nottoway River on Sunday.

Photo provided by the Courtland Volunteer Fire Dept.

Around 4:43 p.m., Sunday, officials received word that 61-year-old David Fowler of Courtland, had been wading in the water and was swept away in the Nottoway River near Sebrell.

Several agencies were on the scene searching for Fowler such as the Virginia State Police, Franklin Fire and Rescue, Game Commission, Courtland VFD, Courtland Rescue, Capron VFD and Capron Rescue.

On Monday morning, the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Game Commssion returned to continue their search for Fowler. Around 9:30 a.m., the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team recovered a body believed to Fowler.

The body is being transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office to learn the cause of death and identification.

There is no further information at this time.

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