On the evening of June 6, 2019 at approximately 2045 hrs, Station 2 units along with multiple other agencies were alerted to the 2-04 box for the water rescue in the 60 block of Slama Rd. It was reported that a male of unknown identity had jumped in the water and did not resurface.
Chief 40 and Ambulance 229 were first on location and pulled the 25 year old male victim up onto the pier and through assessment, was determined to be in cardiac arrest. CPR was initiated by crews from Squad 2, A-229, Medic 2 and Medic 35. The victim was then transferred to Fire Boat 41 and transported to Pier 7 where Medic 3 was waiting to transport the victim to a local hospital. Due to a narrow road and multiple emergency vehicles on scene, this was the quickest way to get the victim to the hospital. The victim was transferred to Medic 3 and it was determined that the victim had succumbed to the drowning and resuscitation efforts were terminated.
Some other facts about this call: We understand the victim to have been working on a house in the area. Trooper 2 of the Maryland State Police Aviation Command was initially placed on the call but was subsequently cancelled due to the victim being found and no search was needed. South River Rd off of Solomons Island Rd was temporarily closed to traffic during the incident.
We want to thank all responders involved who worked tirelessly and did everything possible to save this victim. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family.