After more than 13 drownings in Maryland waterways this year to date, Governor Martin O’Malley and the Maryland Natural Resources Police are asking everyone to use extra caution when out on the water. Read more
Maryland Natural Resources Police officers Tuesday recovered the bodies of two men missing since the weekend. Read more
Cool, refreshing, inviting—and potentially deadly.
“Maryland is blessed with many lakes and rivers and the Chesapeake Bay that are perfect spots to gather with friends and family to cool off,” said DNR Secretary Joe Gill. “But those places also can be dangerous if you aren’t prepared or you don’t respect the power of water.”
The body of a Pennsylvania man was recovered this afternoon from the Bush River in Harford County. Read more
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP), Howard County Fire Department, and Baltimore County Urban Search and Rescue are currently searching the Avalon Area of Patapsco Valley State Park for a swimmer who went missing yesterday evening near Bloede’s Dam. Arturo Acosta-Acero, 33 of Elkridge, disappeared after wading in to the water by the fall at the base of the dam around 6:30 p.m. on August 4.
***UPDATE: Baltimore County Urban Search and Rescue recovered the victim’s body at approximately 2 p.m. on August 5.*** Read more
Six drown in past month alone
The death of a 25-year-old Delaware man in the Susquehanna River this weekend brings the total water-related casualties in Maryland this year to 12 ─ double that of this time in 2012. Governor Martin O’Malley and law enforcement officials are urging everyone to help put a stop to this disturbing trend, protecting themselves and their loved ones by taking the necessary safety precautions in and around the water. Read more
The 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. Read more
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) are investigating the accidental death of Nancy Rogers, 75 of Lancaster, Pa., after she drowned on June 22 near Turkey Point in Cecil County. Read more