Randallstown man drowns trying to cross stream near home

February 22, 2014|By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun

A 64-year-old man drowned Friday after he tried to cross a stream behind his apartment complex in Randallstown, Baltimore County police said.

Eugene Purnell Williams was seen trying to cross the stream to get to the apartment complex near the 9600 block of Southall Road and was last seen going underwater, according to police. First responders were able to rescue the man at about 1:30 p.m., but he was unconscious and not breathing. He was taken to a hospital, where he was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead about an hour an a half later, police said.

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