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Chesterfield man drowns in Appomattox River

Posted at 2:27 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 14:28:00-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Police have identified the man who drowned Saturday in the Appomattox River as 23-year-old Brandon T. Barfield, of Chesterfield.

"At about 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to assist rescue personnel with a potential drowning in the Appomattox River near the 8600 block of River Road," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "Responding officers learned an adult male had become trapped underwater when he and another man went to help a third person in distress on the water."

Witnesses pulled Barfield from the river, but he died at the scene.