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South Carolina man's body recovered from Appomattox River

Posted at 12:59 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 09:11:05-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Chesterfield Police have identified the man who was found in the Appomattox River Saturday morning.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Michael Treyvon Pushia of Nesmith, South Carolina.

Divers found the body at around 11:30 a.m. Saturday after resuming the search earlier that morning.

Police received a call around 7 p.m. Friday that a witness had seen a man go underwater in the Appomattox River near the Petersburg line and not resurface.

That swimmer was described as a black male wearing blue swim shorts.

Dive crews spent about an hour searching the river until it got too dark, according to police.

Chesterfield Police are investigating the death. Officials say there are no signs foul play at this point.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.