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Father and son drown at Lake Anna

by | May 26, 2024 | Police and Fire, Ted Schubel

The Louisa Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning of a reported 42 year-old father and 14-year old son on Lake Anna.

The Sheriff’s Office and other emergency crews responded to Lake Anna in the area of Carrs Bridge Rd at approximately 1:10 PM on Saturday for a reported child drowning. While en route deputies were advised that the father of the child had attempted to locate/rescue his son. It was reported that witnesses observed the father struggling, just before losing sight of him as well. Several people went into the water in an attempt to locate them but were unsuccessful.

Louisa Sheriff’s Office Marine Units, Mineral Vol Fire, Lake Anna Vol Rescue, Department of Wildlife Resources, and Spotsylvania County Fire & EMS Dive Team divers helped with locating and recovering the bodies of the father and son, who were pronounced dead on the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office says the victms were from out of state, and their names are being withheld, pending notification of next of kin. The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office does not suspect any type of foul play.

This is an active investigation, anyone who has information about this incident is asked to please call the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office CID Unit at (540)967-1234 or anonymously at Louisa Crime Solvers at (800)346-1466. All calls to LOUISA CRIME-SOLVERS are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

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