Father and son drown as dad attempted to save him at Lake Anna in Virginia, police say

A father attempting to rescue his struggling son both drowned over the weekend at Lake Anna in Virginia, according to authorities.

Emergency crews responded to the Carrs Bridge Road area of Lake Anna around 1:10 p.m. on Saturday for a reported child drowning, the Louisa County Sheriff's Office said in a release.

Witnesses told authorities that the child was struggling in the water and the father had attempted to locate or rescue his son. He was also seen struggling before witnesses lost sight of him. Several people went into the water in an attempt to locate them but were unsuccessful, the sheriff's office said.

Lake Anna is a large reservoir located in Virginia, about 60 miles north of Richmond and 55 miles east of Charlottesville.

The bodies of the father and son were recovered, and both were pronounced dead on the scene. They were from out of state, and public identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The father was 42 and the son was 14.

The investigation remains ongoing, but the Louisa County Sheriff's Office said is does not suspect any type of foul play.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Father, son both drown over weekend in Lake Anna, Virginia, police say