June 29, 2020
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police have released the identity of the adult male who drowned on Saturday, June 27.
At about 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to assist rescue personnel with a potential drowning in the Appomattox River near the 8600 block of River Road. Responding officers learned an adult male had become trapped underwater when he and another man went to help a third person in distress on the water.
Brandon T. Barfield, 23, was pulled from the water by other people at the scene, who performed CPR until rescue personnel arrived. Barfield, of Chesterfield, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police continue to investigate this incident, but at this point foul play is not suspected.