Drowning Victim's Body Recovered from Lake

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – On November 6, 2021 at 1:53 p.m., Virginia Beach Emergency Communications (VBECCS) received a report that a man had possibly fallen into a body of water in the 700 block of Lake Edward Drive and had not resurfaced. Upon arrival, officers received information that the individual had entered the lake hours earlier at approximately 10:45 a.m. Police, Fire, and EMS deployed with marine resources to scan the water. Searches were directed along the shoreline as well as a physical search of the water by using side scan sonar. Recovery efforts were eventually suspended due to inclement weather.

A second search was conducted on November 7th by members of the VBEMS, VBFD and VBPD Special Operations Bureau to include the Dive Team and Aviation Squad who utilized drone technology. Crews again combed the shoreline, utilized rescue boats, and divers physically entered the water attempting to locate the missing man to no avail.

On the evening of November 8, a body surfaced and was recovered. The decedent has been identified as 28-year-old Marvin Enrique Fuenez Garay. There is no suspicion of foul play and this case remains under active investigation.