VBPD Investigate a drowning at the Oceanfront

Sunday, October 07, 2018

​UPDATE - October 9, 2018

​The decedent has been identified as 58-year-old Richard William Watts of Virginia. 


On Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 12:57 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call for possible drowning case in the 3400 block at Oceanfront on the beach. When officers arrived on scene the citizens on the beach had located the adult male swimmer and had pulled him out of the water. Emergency medical crews responded and attempted to revive the victim on the beach. The victim was transported by Emergency Medical Services to a local hospital where he succumbed. There is no additional information available to provide at this time. We will update this release upon notification of the victim's family. 

MPO L. M. Bauder, Public Affairs Officer

Virginia Beach Police Department