City of Falls Church resident Kevin Ruby drowned while competing in a swim race in Reston Sunday, according to Fairfax County Police.
Ruby, 45, was competing in the Jim McDonnell Lake Swim Open Water National Championship on May 27, a race held annually at Lake Audobon. According to police, a family member became concerned that Ruby was not present nearly an hour after the race was completed and contacted authorities. FCPD and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene around noon on Sunday and soon determined that Ruby had never confirmed with officials that he finished the race.
Search efforts for Ruby were carried out by the police’s Marine Patrol and Underwater Search and Recovery team as well as the fire department’s Search and Rescue team throughout Sunday. After a nighttime delay, the search continued until Ruby’s body was found around 12:45 p.m. on May 28.
At this time police report that no foul play is suspected. Ruby’s body is being examined to determine a cause of death.