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Police: First responders recover body of man from College Creek

Police: First responders recover body of man from College Creek

The body of a 25-year-old man was recovered Friday evening after he went underwater in College Creek and did not resurface in College Creek off of the Colonial Parkway Friday afternoon, according to James City County Police.

According to a news release from James City County Police on Saturday morning, the man was Watler James Torres Jr., a member of the U.S. Navy stationed aboard the USS San Francisco. Torres was about 50 yards offshore attempting to swim to a sandbar with friends when he began to struggle. A friend attempted to grab him, but Torres went underwater and did not resurface.

James City County Police, Fire and EMS, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Park...

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