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Body of Churchton Drowning Victim Recovered

Natural Resources Police LogoThe body of Thomas Brown, 20 of Churchton, was recovered today in the waters near the Franklin Manor Community Pier in Churchton, Anne Arundel County. Brown went missing on July 22 after attempting to retrieve a friend’s hat that had blown off into the water.

NRP and Anne Arundel County Fire units searched for Thomas until dark on July 22, resuming the search with Maryland State Police Aviation early this morning. At 9:30 a.m., Maryland State Police Trooper 6 recovered Brown’s body near the Franklin Manor Community Pier. It has been made known that the victim did not know how to swim.

The body will be taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.