PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) — The body of a boater who fell overboard Thursday night has been recovered.
Witnesses say 73-year-old Delma Batson of Suffolk fell off of a boat in the Elizabeth River near Portsmouth. Coast Guard officials say he tried to swim toward a marina in Portsmouth, but went under the water and didn't resurface.
Norfolk Police used sonar equipment to locate Batson, and Portsmouth police divers pulled his body from the marina around 1:15 a.m.
According to the Coast Guard, he wasn't wearing a life vest when they found him.
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission is in charge of the ongoing investigation.