A 58-year-old Lorton man is dead after his kayak capsized in Pohick Bay Monday afternoon.
Police said John R. Funk, of the 10000 block of Midway Lane, was seen around 3:30 p.m. by witnesses as he was fishing from a kayak. Police said Funk’s kayak was seen capsizing about 100 yards from shore, and he was then seen swimming toward shore.
Police said witnesses yelled to Funk and ran for help, but he quickly disappeared under the water.
According to police, a helicopter search above Pohick Bay led first responders to him. Funk had not been wearing a personal floatation device, nor was one located in the kayak, police said. Funk was transported to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, where he was officially pronounced dead.
Police said it is unclear what initially caused the kayak to capsize.