*Update* Drowning - S. Atlantic Ave

Thursday, September 17, 2020

 ​*Update*

The decedent has been identified as 49-year-old Wade Presley Walton of Norfolk, Virginia.


On September 17th 2020 at 8:07 am, Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a report that a man had had been found in the water on Croatan beach, in the 900 block of S Atlantic Ave.

A citizen paddle boarding in the area saw the unconscious man, who appeared to have been surfing.  It is unknown at this time what caused the man to drown, however, there is no suspicion of foul play.

This is still an active investigation, no further details are available at this time.

The decedents identity will be released after next of kin notification has been made.


MPO Linda J Kuehn

Virginia Beach Police / Public Affairs Officer