Drowning Near Lesner Bridge

Friday, August 09, 2019


The decedent has been identified as 52-year-old ​Ferdinand Arroyo Mendoza of Virginia Beach. This has been deemed an accidental drowning.​

On August 9th at approximately 7:10 pm, Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a call for a drowning near the Lesner Bridge.

It was learned that citizens near the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp noticed a body floating in the water.  They called 911 as they pulled the adult male victim to shore. The man was pronounced deceased by emergency personnel.

This is not being considered suspicious, nor is there any suspicion of foul play.

This case is still under investigation, no further information is available at this time.

MPO Linda J Kuehn

Virginia Beach Police / Public Affairs Officer​