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Body of Sailor Recovered After Drowning Incident

Posted: May 05, 2018 6:37 PM Updated:

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Virginia are investigating the drowning death of a Navy sailor.

Authorities in James City County were called to College Creek near Williamsburg about 2:30 p.m. Friday regarding a possible drowning incident.

Witnesses said 25-year-old Walter James Torres Jr. was about 50 yards offshore attempting to swim to a sandbar with friends when he began to struggle in the water. A friend attempted to grab him, but Torres went under and did not resurface.

Divers recovered the body of Torres about three and a half hours later.

Torres was stationed aboard the USS San Francisco, a Norfolk-based submarine that is being converted into a moored training ship.

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