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Warren County, Virginia

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Press Release 10-9-18

Warren County, VA--On October 8, 2018 at approximately 5:30 PM, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Riverton Boat Landing in Warren County for a report of an unresponsive male in the river. Prior to deputies arriving, the male was pulled from the river by a friend and CPR was initiated. Warren County Fire and Rescue units responded and transported the male to Warren Memorial Hospital. The male was later identified as Larry Dawson II, 28, from Front Royal. Dawson was declared deceased at Warren Memorial Hospital.

Dawson had gone to the river on October 8, 2018 with a friend in an attempt to locate property that had been lost in the river from an outing on the previous day. Investigators with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident, or anyone that may have been in the area of the Riverton Boat Landing on October 8 around 5:30 PM, please contact Sergeant Maxfield (540) 635-7100 or (540) 636-5977.

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October 9, 2018

Major Mike Arnold



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