August 29, 2022

Virginia Beach Police Department Investigates Two Separate Drowning Cases Over the Weekend

​VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On Aug. 27, 2022, officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) responded to the report of a possible drowning near 16th Street.

The victim, identified as Christian Flourentine, (M/23) of Alexandria, Virginia, was last seen in the water by a family member several hours earlier. VBPD enlisted the help of the Virginia Beach Fire Department (VBFD), Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services (VBEMS) and the United States Coast Guard to conduct a comprehensive search of the land and water but were unable to locate Mr. Flourentine.

At approximately 1:35 a.m. on Aug. 28, 2022, Mr. Flourentine was discovered on the shoreline, deceased, near 23rd Street. His next of kin has been notified.

On Aug. 27, 2022, a family member responded to the VBPD’s Second Precinct to report Tawakal Ali, (M/19) from Afghanistan, missing. Mr. Ali was last seen on the beach near 20th Street several hours earlier.

On Aug. 28, 2022, at approximately 12:26 p.m., officers from the VBPD were notified that a deceased male, identified as Mr. Ali, had been located in the ocean near 29th Street. Mr. Ali’s next of kin have been notified.

If you have information about either case, please contact the Virginia Beach Police Department Detective Bureau at (757) 385-4101 or anonymously through Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP/

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