Fisherman, 68, drowns after slipping in Patapsco

April 06, 1997

A 68-year-old fisherman apparently drowned Friday afternoon when he fell while wading in the Patapsco River near the Daniels area of Patapsco State Park, Howard County police reported.

Witnesses told police that Charles A. Braun of the 9200 block of W. Stayman Drive in Ellicott City was using a cane when he slipped while wading, struggled and fell under the water's surface about 2: 30 p.m.

Braun was not breathing when nearby fishermen pulled him to shore, and paramedics were unable to revive him, police said.

His body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Pub Date: 4/06/97

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