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Search continues for missing boater

Fairfax County police said they are continuing a search for a 64-year-old Lorton woman who went rowing Saturday in the Occoquan Reservoir and didn't return.

The woman, Julia Shew, is a member of the Occoquan Boat Club, friends said.

A club official said Shew left the Sandy Run rowing facility about 11 a.m.

Police said it was noticed when she didn't return by 5 p.m., and someone went to look for her.

Shew's capsized scull was found near Fountainhead Regional Park, police said.

Fairfax County Police searched over the weekend and yesterday. They said a scaled-back search will continue Tuesday, and will include a police helicopter, Marine Patrol and divers.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  | October 19, 2010; 9:08 AM ET
Categories:  Emergencies & Rescues, Fairfax  
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