City / County Digest


July 28, 2008



Police investigate suspicious death

Baltimore homicide detectives are investigating after the body of a man was found in Govans early yesterday.

About 2 a.m., the body of an unidentified man was found outside a home in the 5500 block of Ivanhoe Ave. near Tunbridge Road, police spokeswoman Nicole Monroe said.

The body appeareds to have suffered trauma. The case is being considered a suspicious death, she said.

Julie Scharper

Calvert County

Chesapeake Bay

Catamaran capsizes; 1 rescued, 1 dead

One man was found alive and the body of another was recovered after a weekend boating accident.

About 6 p.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard in Baltimore received a report that a catamaran had capsized off Dares Beach south of Plum Point in Calvert County and that two men were thrown into the Chesapeake Bay.

Throughout Saturday night, rescue crews from the Coast Guard station in Talbot County, the Coast Guard air station in Atlantic City, N.J, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Calvert County searched for the men.

One of the men was found alive. Details of his rescue and his condition were unavailable.

Yesterday afternoon, Natural Resources Police found the body of the other victim, a 73-year-old man whose identity was not released.

Richard Irwin

Anne Arundel


Faulty fan forces return of airplane

An airplane that departed the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport bound for Norfolk, Va., yesterday afternoon returned to BWI after a flight attendant smelled smoke coming from a fan in the cabin, a Southwest Airlines spokeswoman said.

Southwest Flight 121 left BWI shortly after 2 p.m. and had been in the air for about half an hour when the flight attendant noticed the odor, Southwest spokeswoman Whitney Eichinger said. The plane returned to the airport, where the 140 passengers, none of whom had been injured, left the plane.

Maintenance crews checked the aircraft, discovered the malfunctioning fan and replaced it. The passengers returned to the plane and it departed about 4:30 p.m., Eichinger said.

Julie Scharper

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