DAY AHEAD: Service for 8-year-old Pamunkey River drowning victim - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

DAY AHEAD: Service for 8-year-old Pamunkey River drowning victim

Joel Martinez Mercado, missing since Sunday evening, photo courtesy Martinez Mercado Family Joel Martinez Mercado, missing since Sunday evening, photo courtesy Martinez Mercado Family
WEST POINT, VA (WWBT) -

There will be a prayer service Tuesday for the 8-year-old boy who drowned in the Pamunkey River.

Family members say Joel Martinez Mercado apparently fell off a pier and into the water, near the Route 33 bridge on Sunday night. He was a rising third grader at New Kent Elementary School.

The service will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th Street, West Point, VA.

The funeral service is Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 3570 King William Avenue, West Point, VA.

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