Man Drowns, 4-Year Old Son Rescued

Search teams pulled a body from the Elizabeth River just after midnight.

Officials say they believe the body is that of a father in his 40’s who went missing Monday evening, who, along with his four year old son, was visiting his sister. After dinner, the man reportedly walked down to the river with his son on his shoulders, and then walked into the shallow water close to land, before continuing out to deeper water, where he dropped off a ledge and into the water.

When the man’s sister realized what happened, she ran into the river and was able to rescue the 4-year-old. The man never surfaced though. The child was taken to an area hospital where he was said to be in good condition, with only a little water in his lungs.