Search resumes for boater who went missing along Rappahannock River

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CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Search efforts resumed Monday morning for a boater who went missing along the Rappahannock River in Caroline County over the weekend.

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said a boat hit something, possibly a sand bar, near Portobago Bay and overturned Sunday afternoon. They said one person was rescued and another was not.

8News spoke to a family member who said the missing boater is 30-year-old Adam R. Napier.

They said Napier has a five-month-old daughter, “whom he loves dearly.”

Another family member tells 8News Napier is a, “really sweet person” and an experienced fisher.

They said the friend Napier was with saw him surface above the water two times, but then did not come back up.

Multiple agencies returned to the scene at 8 a.m. Monday to resume search efforts and had boats in the water by 9 a.m.

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