Drowning investigation on hold in Leesburg

Someone called Leesburg Police Sunday to report seeing a man in a drainage pond. Authorities will resume their search when the weather clears. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)

UPDATE: The Leesburg Police Department say Monday’s rainy weather has put the search for a possible drowning victim on hold. Conditions are too dangers for divers to enter the water.

Monday – 5/21/2012, 11:25am ET

LEESBURG, Va. – Authorities are expected to continue searching for a possible drowning victim in a drainage pond in Leesburg.

Police say a person called 911 to report seeing a man in a drainage pond, west of the Leesburg Bypass and south of Battlefield Parkway, about 11:40 a.m. Sunday. While on the phone with a dispatcher, the caller said that the man’s cries for help had stopped and that he could no longer see the man in the pond.

Leesburg police could not find anyone in the pond or the general area. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team assisted with the investigation

Police say there have no missing person reports since the time of the incident.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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