The search continues for a missing hunter this morning near Chincoteague. The US Coast Guard, the VMRC and local law enforcement and several good samaritans searched for survivors after a boat reportedly capsized off Chincoteague Island Saturday morning. Officials continued the search unsuccessfully on Sunday.
According to the VMRC, a 16-foot John Boat carrying four people was struck by a wave around 9:20 a.m. on Saturday. The wave caused the vessel to capsize in Chincoteague Bay near Curtis Merritt Harbor. Two of the four were rescued by good samaritans and airlifted to a hospital.
They were transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The United States Coast Guard recovered the body of an adult man, identified as Corey Alles of Bentonville Virginia. A 17-year-old man remains missing.
The Virginia Marine Police will continue the search for a missing 17-year-old man in the morning. The other adult male and a 17-year-old man were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The United States Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Police, Virginia State Police, Maryland State Police, and the Chincoteague Police Department are assisting with the investigation.
The Virginia Marine Police and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission offers its deepest condolences to the families during this time.