Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Medical Examiner Confirms ‘Accidental Drowning’ In Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — An unidentified Baltimore-area man lost his life in the ocean off 32nd Street on Saturday evening despite valiant efforts to resuscitate him in what is believed to be the first and only drowning in Ocean City this summer.

Around 5 p.m. on Saturday, the Ocean City Beach Patrol was alerted to a commotion in the water in the area of 32nd Street. According to OCBP Captain Butch Arbin, the unconscious victim, an unidentified 44-year-old male from the Baltimore area, was first discovered floating in the ocean close to 32nd Street and was brought to shore about a half a block north by bystanders and two lifeguards.

The lifeguards on the scene initiated CPR immediately, while OCBP supervisors responded on mobile rescue units that are AED-equipped and continued resuscitation attempts until Ocean City EMTs arrived and took over patient care.


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