Drowning - 300 block of Winston Salem Avenue

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

UPDATE:  6/21/18 8:11 a.m.

The decedent has been identified at 36-year-old Tyrone Anthony Ferguson of Virginia Beach.


UPDATE:  6/20/18 5:00 a.m.

Members of the department's Marine Dive Team have recovered the body of the missing adult swimmer.   

The decedent's identity is being withheld for 24 hours after the first next of kin notification has been made to allow additional family members to be notified.


On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at approximately 12:23 a.m.,  Emergency Communications received a report of a possible drowning in the 300 block of Winston Salem Avenue.  It was reported that three adults were swimming in the inlet and that only two had exited the water.​

Members of the Virginia Beach Police Department's Marine Patrol Dive Team, Virginia Beach Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and the Coast Guard are currently on scene attempting to locate the third person.


Additional information will be provided once it becomes available.


MPO Tonya Pierce

Police Public Affairs Officer