Hope Fades to Find Missing Boater Alive

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    The search for a missing seasoned boater was called off Sunday night -- it would continue as a recovery mission Monday morning. She was last seen near Sandy Run Regional Park in Fairfax Station.

    Authorities in Fairfax County resumed a search Sunday for a 65-year-old woman who went missing.

    Authorities searched in Fountain Head Regional Park and were forced to divert a race to conduct the search.

    Fairfax County Fire and Rescue spokesman Capt. Willie Bailey said authorities began searching for the woman around 6:30 p.m. Saturday and found the woman's scull boat in the water. Authorities suspended the water search about an hour after it got dark Saturday.

    Police Searching for Missing Boater

    [DC] Police Searching for Missing Boater
    Fairfax County police are looking for a missing boater.

    They were continuing to search on land.

    The search was suspended again for darkness Sunday night. It changed from a rescue mission to a recovery mission Monday.

    Police didn't release the woman's name. Bailey says the woman's car was still in the park's parking lot. She was an avid rower, according to Bailey.