Update: Chesapeake drowning victim identified

Posted at 7:07 PM, Sep 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-04 13:53:59-04

Chesapeake, Va. - On Monday, September 3, 2012, police and fire crews recovered the body of a man who drowned in Chesapeake. Police were called to the 1700 Block of Shipyard Road shortly after 5 p.m.

The victim in the drowning has been identified as 59-year-old Don Burford Sr., of the 1500 block of Backbay Landing in Virginia Beach.  

Officials say there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident at this time.

Witnesses say the man was struggling in the water before he disappeared.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.