Thursday, July 8, 2010

Drowning Victim Identified

Richmond Police have identified the woman who drowned yesterday in the James River as Portia B. Smith, 40, of the 5400 block of Hackney Road in Richmond.

At approximately 7:00 p.m., police and fire units were called to Fifth and Tredegar streets for the report of a missing woman in the river. The Richmond Fire Department’s river rescue team quickly located Smith and brought her to shore. Emergency responders from the Richmond Ambulance Authority attempted to resuscitate Smith at the scene but were unsuccessful.