Accident Database

Report ID# 100627

  • Caught in Low Head Dam Hydraulic
  • PFD Not Worn or Present
  • Does not Apply
  • Inadequate Equipment

Accident Description


By NBC12 Newsroom | June 2, 2020 at 6:54 PM EDT - Updated June 3 at 3:35 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond officials said the man rescued from the James River on Tuesday evening is dead. Crews were dispatched to Pony Pasture around 5:19 p.m. for the report of a man in distress on the James River.After arriving on the scene, the man was brought to shore by other boaters. CPR was conducted and the man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The man was identified as 45-year-old Joshua B. Jennings. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

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