White Marsh man falls to death at state park

August 22, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Baltimore County man died yesterday after plummeting 70 feet while climbing in Rocks State Park in Harford County.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources spokesman John Surrick said Donato L. Pozon, 32, of the first block of Whitelaw Place in White Marsh, was climbing the rock formation alone and without safety equipment when he slipped on a wet surface about 11: 50 a.m.

Witnesses and park rangers tried unsuccessfully to revive the man. He was pronounced dead at 12: 20 p.m., Surrick said.

Last year, a 36-year-old Glen Burnie cabinetmaker and carpenter died while attempting to climb the rocks without using ropes.

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