Body found after report of man jumping off Pasadena pier

Death termed accidental

July 20, 2011|By The Baltimore Sun

Anne Arundel County Police identified Wednesday a man who drowned in Pasadena.

Charles Thompson, 46, of the 4100 block of Townsend Ave. in Brooklyn Park drowned Tuesday night. Police have termed the death accidental.

Officers from the Eastern District responded about 9:14 p.m. Tuesday to the Orchard Beach Community Pier, in the 7900 block of Main Ave., for a report of a drowning. When they arrived, officers spoke with witnesses who said they saw a man who jumped off the pier into the water, momentarily resurface then disappear.

Members of the Natural Resources Police, the Maryland State Police, the Coast Guard and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department assisted in the search. About 10:11 p.m., members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department's Dive Rescue Team found a body in the water next to the pier.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, said Michael E. Cox, division chief of the fire department's public information office.

According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates no signs of foul play, and the incident is being treated as an accident.

Thompson's body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

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