30-year-old man drowns at Yorktown Beach

Yorktown, Va. – Virginia Marine Police say John Haywood, 30, of Hayes was fishing in a boat with friends around 8:30 p.m. Saturday near Yorktown Beach.

At some point, Haywood decided to swim to shore to go to a bar.

He stayed at the bar several hours and left around 2:30 a.m.

Haywood put on a life jacket and began swimming back to the boat, and was found unresponsive a few feet from the boat.

Haywood was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

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