Body recovered on James River shore in James City Co. identified as second missing boater

Kyle Englehart

JAMES CITY CO., Va. – A body recovered on the shoreline of the James River Friday has been identified as a missing boater.

According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the body has been identified as Kyle Englehart. The cause of death is inconclusive.

This comes after the body of missing boater Brian Austin Savage was recovered on the shore of Tyler’s Beach in Isle of Wight County on March 4. 

Englehart and Savage both went missing in January after leaving the Jamestown Yacht Marina to go duck hunting at Gray’s Creek.

The Coast Guard was notified the next day after the two men did not return to their truck at the marina. Local efforts immediately started searching for the boaters. Later that day, Virginia State Police helicopter found an overturned boat that matched the description in the northwest side of Hoggs Island.

The medical examiner confirmed that more testing is being done and that no new cause of death will be released at this time.


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