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Stafford, VA 22555

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Stafford, VA 22554


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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
July 5, 2023

This release is sure to make a splash! Yesterday at 4:18 p.m. first responders rushed to the area of Falmouth Beach on River Road after a tree fell onto swimmers in the Rappahannock River.

There were conflicting reports on the number of swimmers involved. Deputies believed there could be a person trapped in the water under the tree. As the drone flew over head and the Dive Team was alerted, first responders began a search through the leafy boughs. Fortunately, all the swimmers were able to self-extricate and were not seriously injured. The swimmers were checked by medics and refused treatment.

Thank you to our first responders for their quick efforts to ensure the safety of the public during this incident. Thanks to our Drone Team for capturing these photos at the scene.

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