Gunpowder River death investigated

August 19, 2002

A Virginia man was pronounced dead at an area hospital yesterday evening after he was pulled from the Gunpowder River at the Hammerman recreation area beach of Gunpowder Falls State Park, the Department of Natural Resources reported.

Carlos A. Lacayo, 48, of Alexandria, had been swimming alone before two men spotted him floating face down.

Lacayo was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Franklin Square Hospital Center. An autopsy was to be performed today, DNR spokesman John Surrick said.

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