Anne Arundel County Media Release in regards to the early morning jet ski crash on the South River:
8501 Veterans Highway Millersville, MD 21108
Phone (410) 222-8200
County Executive Steuart Pittman
Fire Chief Trisha L. Wolford
July 3, 2019
Contact: Captain Russ Davies
410-222-8746 (Media Line)
Jetski Accident- Edgewater
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Time: 2:28 a.m.
Location/Address: On the South River, North of the Route 2 South River Bridge, Edgewater, MD 21037
Type of Incident: Jetski Accident
Injuries or Deaths: An adult male and an adult female were removed from the water and declared deceased on the scene.
Assisting Agencies: Annapolis Fire Department, Maryland Natural Resources Police, Maryland State Police Aviation Command, United States Coast Guard
Additional Information: Firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting two jetskiers missing on the South River. Witnesses reported that an adult male and female left a residence in the 200 block of Edgewater Drive after 1:30 a.m. They also reported hearing the sound of a collision around 1:45 a.m. and contacted 9-1-1 shortly before 2:30 when the two people had not returned. Responders located a partially submerged jetski and corresponding damage to a navigational aid in the South River. Both victims were recovered from the water around 5:15 a.m. and declared deceased.