Patrick Byrnes Death – The authorities are investigating the possible cause of drowning of a man described as “strong swimmer” on Saturday, August 1, 2020 in Lake Anna.
The victim has been identified by the police as 21-year-old Patrick Byrnes, of Vienna, Virginna.
According to Detective Chuck Love with the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, he was last seen swimming out to a floating chair about 20 feet from the end of a dock.
It is believed that Byrnes had come to the Lake Anna to visit a friend and was swimming in the water off Old Mill Road, says the police.
The search for Byrnes started upon the report to the officials by the Spotsylvania County Dive Team. His body was later found and taken to the medical examiner’s office for autopsy.
The Marine units from the sheriff’s office, Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Game and Inland Fisheries, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Louisa and Spotsylvania County Fire & EMS also assisted in the search.
According to Love, “The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office offers our condolences to his family and friends.”
Investigation is still ongoing.