Crabber Found Dead In Little River

Officials are investigating the death of a crabber on the Little River near Elizabeth City.

Joseph Richardson, 55, of Tyner, was found dead Monday, according to the Virginian Pilot Newspaper.

Another crabber reported seeing Richardson setting his pots Monday morning. That same witness later saw his boat going in circles with no one on board. Richardson's body was found within an hour of noticing his disappearance.

The newspaper says Richardson's death appears to be an accident, though it is still under investigation.

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  • by Tanya stopped by your Cafe and wants to share some goodies! on Jun 11, 2011 at 08:52 PM
    my prayers go out to joseph Richardson family, rip Joseph Richardson, you will be missed..but never forgottion..
  • by Lindsey on May 25, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    As a commercial fisherman's daughter, I must say this is one of the toughest jobs around...and its even tougher to loose someone associated w/ it...The river is a big place and is alot more dangerous than what ppl make it out to be....Prayers go out to the family of this gentleman.
  • by REALLY? Location: ENC on May 25, 2011 at 05:26 AM
    RIP sir, my prayers go out to his family.
  • by Citizen Location: Chowan on May 25, 2011 at 03:07 AM
    Joe was a fine fine fellow and will be missed.

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