July 18, 2020
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a drowning.
At about 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to assist rescue personnel with a potential drowning in the Appomattox River near the 21600 block of Chesterfield Avenue. Responding officers learned an adult male had gone into the water and went under without coming back to the surface.
Ricky Darnell Beasley, 58, was pulled from the water by the Chesterfield County Fire Department Dive and Rescue Team. Beasley, of Buckingham County, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police continue to investigate this incident, but at this point foul play is not suspected. Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.