Coast Guard ends search for missing 23-year-old man at Dam Neck Beach after body recovered matching description

Posted at 11:33 PM, Sep 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-12 21:53:10-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies have ended a search for a 23-year-old man who was last seen going underwater while swimming at Dam Neck Beach, Saturday evening.

The man was last seen wearing dark swim trunks.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire Department recovered a body matching the description of the missing man Sunday evening.

Officials were notified of the missing swimmer at 7:23 p.m. and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast for the area.

Crews were launched from Coast Guard Station Little Creek and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Virginia Beach Fire Department, Virginia Beach Marine Patrol, and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission are also assisting in the search.