Emergency personnel were alerted to a possible drowning on post Wednesday.
UPDATE: (7:18 p.m.)—A person died on Aberdeen Proving Ground after an accident at an unexploded ordinance range pond Wednesday afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m. Susquehanna Hose Company's dive team was notified of a possible drowning on post by Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department, the Susquehanna Hose Chief Scott Hurst said Wednesday. The team arrived at the scene shortly before 3 p.m. to assist, Hurst said. The person involved died and the body has been recovered, according to a release from the U.S. Army Garrison public affairs office. The victim's name has not been released pending family notification. No further information was available as of post time.
John Duncan, 58, passed away Jan. 19.
A Havre de Grace man pulled from the Susquehanna River Saturday has died, according to officials. John Duncan, 58, accidentally fell into the water near the Amtrak bridge, police said, based on witness testimony. According to police, Duncan was hanging out near the water with his friend, Guy McGee, 44, of Elkton. "[McGee] looked away and when he looked back, [Duncan] slipped and fell into the water," Jeff Gilpin, spokesman for the Havre de Grace Police Department, told Patch. "At that time, [McGee] jumped in the water to rescue [him]." Duncan was found to be unresponsive, and police ruled the death accidental. "It appears they had been drinking, so alcohol may have been a factor in this accident," Gilpin said. "There’s nothing on our end …
The Susquehanna Hose Company utilized its dive team boat to rescue the stranded boaters.
Two boaters were pulled from the Susquehanna River Monday after their boat overturned near Havre de Grace. The Susquehanna Hose Company responded before 11 a.m. and rescued the boaters with the company's dive team boat, Chief Scott Hurst said. The stranded boaters were wearing life jackets and were rescued unharmed. Hurst said the boat picked up the individuals near Green Street after they had launched their vessel from Hutchins Park. The Susquehanna Hose Company is helping host a boating safety course in August.