Man drowns

believed to have jumped into harbor

July 06, 2008|By Steven Stanek

A man died after apparently jumping into the Inner Harbor on Friday, police and fire officials said.

He was found by rescue divers near the 1400 block of Lancaster Street in the Harbor East area, said Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright.

Rescue crews found the man in the water about 10 to 15 minutes after they arrived on the scene. He was unconscious, and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, Cartwright said.

He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead of drowning, hospital officials said.

Officials said he was 19, but they had not released his identity last night because they had not reached his parents.

Witnesses said they saw the man jump into the water about 11:30 p.m. Friday, police spokeswoman Nicole Monroe said.

A second man reportedly jumped into the harbor in an attempt to save him but was unsuccessful, Cartwright said.

The second man was rescued.

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