Police ID Md. Teen Who Drowned In Park

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) — Harford County police have identified a 16-year-old who drowned in a Havre de Grace Park.

Police say Michael Sawyer of Havre de Grace was apparently swimming Saturday afternoon with friends at the park about 20 yards from shore when he went under. Police spokesman Jeff Gilpin says rescue divers from the Susquehanna Hose Company found his body around 4:15 p.m.

The police spokesman says the death is being investigated, but it does not appear that drugs, alcohol, or foul play were factors. Investigators are awaiting toxicology reports from the medical examiner’s office.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Everwatchful

    Not sure what the water temperature is at Havre de Grace Park but thermal shock can definitely be a factor in an otherwise inexplicable drowning.

    In memory of Austin

  • comeon

    yeah it’s 95+ degrees here..

  • Lauren Rider

    that doesn’t mean the water is that temperature smarty

    • pigeon

      Lauren, you can’t reason with some people, don’t ya know!
      I send my sympathy to his family, friends and loved ones. I also pray for him and them.

  • Bullfrog

    Heaven has another angel!

  • Anonymous Friend

    The Angel of Life Has a New Member! R.I.P. Mike!

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