PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Local dive teams from Prince George's County, Md. and Charles County, Md. recovered the remains of two men after they went missing in the Potomac River after being ejected from a 17-foot bass boat they were riding in with another man last night near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
Authorities located Johnny Walker, 47 and William Heislup, 47 with the aid of side-scan sonar technology, divers then recovered both men after 4 p.m. today.
Coast Guard personnel assisted authorities in the search for Walker and Heislup after they over heard a radio converstaion about an unmanned boat last night while on a routine patrol. A third man, Raymond Nolton, 42 was rescued last night by the Alexandria Fire and Rescue boat, transported to a local hospital, treated and released. None of the three were reported to be wearing personal flotation devices at the time they were thrown from the boat.
At the height of the search, the Coast Guard had an HH-65 helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J. along with a 25-foot boat from Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C. Other agencies involved in the search were Prince George's County, Md., Charles County, Md. Fairfax County, Va., the City of Alexandria,, Va., the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police and the Maryland Natural Resources Police.