3rd Body Found After Virginia Balloon Crash

University basketball official's body had been missing

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 11, 2014 2:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – Virginia state police say they've found the body of the third passenger of a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames, and fell into a heavily wooded area about 25 miles north of Richmond. A spokeswoman said searchers found the body this morning. Police have not released the victims' names, but family members and the University of Richmond said associate head coach Ginny Doyle and director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis were passengers. Veteran hot air balloon pilot Daniel T. Kirk was at the controls. Two bodies had already been found; previous reports said Natalie Lewis' body remained missing.

This combination made with photos provided by the University of Richmond shows associate head coach Ginny Doyle, left, and director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis.   (AP Photo/Frank Strauss)
Search teams arrive at a command post for recovery efforts after a hot air balloon accident in Ruther Glen, Va., May 10, 2014.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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