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Posted at 9:54 AM ET, 08/ 9/2010

Va. man dies after being pulled from river

By Washington Post editors

A Sterling man has died after he was pulled out of the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg.

Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe says the death is a presumed drowning but the victim could have had a medical condition. The investigation is continuing.

Bledsoe says a caller reported the victim went underwater Sunday. A bystander pulled the man onto some rocks and several bystanders performed CPR.

He was taken to Mary Washington Hospital, where he was declared dead.

The victim hasn't been identified.
Information from: The Free Lance-Star,

By Washington Post editors  | August 9, 2010; 9:54 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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