CAMBRIDGE — Rescue boats from Rescue Fire Company and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources searched Wednesday evening for a teenager who apparently did not resurface at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, after jumping off the Dorchester County side of the Choptank River Fishing Piers at Cambridge.

Search teams recovered the teen’s body at 7:45 p.m., deceased from apparent drowning, according to Candy Thomson, a spokesman for Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Another person who jumped into the river swam to a piling of the adjacent U.S. Route 50 bridge and was rescued by a passing boater, according to people fishing on the pier.

Several units from the Natural Resources police responded at 5:06 p.m., Thomson said; a Cambridge Rescue Fire Company dive team and the U.S. Coast Guard also responded. The swimmer who made it out of the water was taken to Dorchester General Hospital for treatment, Thomson said, but no condition was available at press time.

Natural Resources Police are investigating.

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Sad, prayers being sent to the family during this time difficult time.


that is no place to go swimming. Hot day and wanting to cool off sad and tragic, that boy could not swim. And had no business even being on that pier. He belonged home. and did not go there.

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