Officials: 2 reported missing after boat capsizes

January 3, 2023 GMT

PENHOOK, Va. (AP) — Two people have been reported missing after a boat capsized on Smith Mountain Lake, officials said.

Chief Todd Ohlerich with Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire and Rescue said they got a call from bystanders around 3 p.m. Monday reporting that the boat capsized and people were in the water, WSET-TV reported. Crews searched near the Anthony Ford boat ramp until 9 p.m., when the search was suspended due to darkness and the safety of the divers, Ohlerich said.

The search resumed Tuesday morning with more boats being deployed. Tim Dooley of Conservation Police said Tuesday that they were searching for two people, but law enforcement has not said whether they were juveniles or adults.