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The original item was published from 8/24/2015 12:59:00 PM to 8/31/2015 12:05:02 AM.

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Posted on: August 24, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Man drowns in Elizabeth River identified

Updated Release: 8/24/2015

Norfolk Police have identified the victim in yesterday’s drowning as 23-year-old Jaequan Mabry of Newport News.

Initial Release 8/23/2015

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call for a drowning victim in the 400 block of College Place.

Upon arrival, police found two men in the Elizabeth River that appeared to be in distress. One of the men was yelling for help and the other man was unresponsive.

Three Norfolk Police Officers jumped into the water and were able to pull them both out.

The Officers attempted rescue efforts on the unresponsive man until Norfolk Paramedics arrived and took over.

Both men were subsequently transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

The 23-year-old unresponsive man died at the hospital.

The second man is in stable condition.

The identity of the drowning victim will not be released until next of kin notification is made.

At this time, it is unclear why the men were in the water.

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