U.S. Park Police identified the man found dead in Virginia’s Great Falls Park over the weekend as Russell Larkin, 77, of Northern Virginia.
Larkin was a retired pastor from Chesterbrook United Methodist Church in McLean, The Washington Post reported.
Larkin had been reported missing in Fairfax County on Friday.
A kayaker spotted Larkin’s body partially in the water around 9:45 a.m. Saturday.
Search & Recovery (body) – Potomac River between Sandy Landing & Rocky Island @mcfrs SW710, SW710B, SW730, SW730B, BC702 on call @ffxfirerescue assisting (call originated from Va) @COcanalNPS (note: @mcfrs file photos) pic.twitter.com/QNVs70MSZb
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) August 24, 2019
The police investigation found Larkin fell onto rocks. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police are continuing to investigate.