Mystery of two drowning deaths at same bay hours apart including boy, 12

A YOUNG boy was among two people who died from drowning in the same bay.

The victims were found dead just hours apart in the Chesapeake Bay at Virginia Beach on July 3, 2022.

Two people were found dead at Virginia Beach just hours apart on July 3, 2022

Two people were found dead at Virginia Beach just hours apart on July 3, 2022Credit: ABC News
Zamari Wilson was one of the drowning victims at the Chesapeake Bay

Zamari Wilson was one of the drowning victims at the Chesapeake BayCredit: GoFundMe

Zamari Wilson, 12, was last seen with his family at around 10am local time before he went missing, ABC News reported.

The Washington DC native was found in the water around three hours later before being pronounced dead.

Melissa Johnston, a member of the Virginia Beach Police Department, said Wilson went missing in a resort area.

Wilson’s friends revealed he had opened a business before his 12th birthday, according to a GoFundMe page.

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In a heartbreaking Facebook post, his mom, Brenda Eason, described the youngster as a “king in the making.”

Cops also found the body of a 44-year-old man around a mile from where Wilson was located.

Police rushed to the scene after receiving a call from his girlfriend and a swimmer who saw his body go under the water.

Johnston told ABC News that the drowning events were “uncommon.”

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She said: “Where it took place, there’s not usually big waves or anything crazy out there.

“We usually have issues on the ocean side.”

She said it was “crazy” that there were two drowning incidents just one mile apart.

Meanwhile, two brothers were found dead alongside their sister, 22, at a lake in Georgia on June 23, 2022.

Police said they died after an apparent drowning incident.

The victims were identified as Raven, Sawyer, and Mason Powell.

The siblings’ cousin, Hannah Redfern, told WRDW: “They were our world. They mean everything to us.”

Redfern added: “There are no words to describe it other than horrible.

“It’s crazy how it happened within a blink of an eye.”

A heartbreaking final video of Mason and Sawyer playing shows the two children in life jackets by the water.

And, Malachi Bell, 12, died from accidental drowning while two kids, 15 and 13, were left in critical condition after swimming in Lake Stevens, Washington.

Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue’s Peter Mongillo said divers pulled two of the victims from the water and started performing CPR, the Seattle Times reports.

Bell was found swimming in an area that was around 10 feet deep.

He was pronounced dead after arriving at the Providence Medical Center.

Mongillo said that none of the victims were wearing a life jacket.

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He told Fox13: “I can’t stress enough how important a life jacket is to wear – especially in this weather.

“It’s beautiful but that water is bone-chilling cold. It’ll suck the energy out of you.”