Drowning at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Sunday, January 07, 2018

​On Saturday, January 6th at 7:44pm Emergency Communications received a report of a possible drowning in the 1800 block of the Virginia Beach oceanfront.

Citizens saw an adult female in the water and called 911 as they attempted to pull her from the surf. Police units nearby responded to the call, assisted in pulling the victim from the water and initiated CPR.

 Virginia Beach EMS personnel arrived to continue the lifesaving efforts.  The victim was transported to a local hospital by EMS where she was pronounced deceased.

At this time there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances, and this case is still under investigation.  There are no additional details to provide at this time.


MPO Linda J. Kuehn

Virginia Beach Police Public Affairs Officer