Man Drowns at Tidewater Marina
Incident took place around 9:30 Friday morning
UPDATED (4:45 p.m.)—An 81-year-old man drowned at Tidewater Marina Friday morning.
The drowning appears to be accidental, according to Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst. The man's name is being withheld until his family is notified.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police Special Operations Division is investigating the accident.
According to Natural Resources police, a 44-foot sailboat was leaving the dock area when the 81-year-old passenger fell into the water without a lifejacket.
Patch was on the scene as crews responded. A man, wet and visibly upset, was taken away from the scene on the back of a golf cart while rescue crews converged upon the location where the drowning took place.
Havre de Grace police, Susquehanna Hose Company and Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps crews converged on an open slip along the south end of the marina around 9:40 a.m. Sailboats bobbed in the slips on both sides of the open slip where crews were responding.
An inital pre-alert went out at 9:38 a.m. calling available responders to Tidewater Marina. Then an alert went out to Susquehanna Hose Company volunteers at 9:42 a.m. calling for a "swift/flood water rescue" at Tidewater Marina.
A statement from the Natural Resources police said the man was transported to Harford Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Earlier, first responders had said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death has not yet been determined.
Patch will have more details as they become available.