Monday, December 07, 2009

Family puzzled by Chesapeake Bay boating deaths

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a Chesapeake Bay boating accident that killed two Virginia men. John Bull, a spokesman for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, says the cause of the accident won't be known for days. He says the pair's 28-foot Boston Whaler had no mechanical or structural problems. Authorities say 83-year-old Chesapeake resident Jefferson Sykes and 75-year-old Portsmouth resident Allen Fuller were found dead in the water near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on Friday afternoon. Jeff Fuller says his father was cautious about risking bad weather. Since conditions were described as good at the time of the accident, Jeff Fuller says the accident is a mystery.

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