9-year-old girl, woman dead after boat overturns at York River State Park


JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A woman and child are dead after a 20-foot recreational boat overturned at Croaker Landing at the York River State Park Tuesday.

The 35-year-old woman and 9-year-old girl were both wearing life jackets. Officials say they believe the two were trapped under the boat and possibly drowned.

Four other people were pulled from the water after the incident and are OK, according to officials.

It’s not clear how the boat capsized. There was some fishing gear recovered at the scene.

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