Body of missing Amherst Co. resident found in James River

Joshua Kane Grant, reported missing from Amherst County.
Joshua Kane Grant, reported missing from Amherst County.(Amherst County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 11, 2022 at 3:43 PM EDT
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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A medical examiner has identified a man found dead near the Big Island boat ramp Saturday as Joshua Kane Grant, 41 of Amherst County, who had been reported missing.

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office received the initial call from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries about a body approximately 200 yards downstream from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the James River.

An autopsy will be performed.

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office, Game and Inland Fisheries, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Big Island Swift Water Rescue and Bedford County Public Safety responded to the scene and helped retrieve the body.

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