GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Gaithersburg man has been hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled out of a Germantown lake.

Montgomery County police say a preliminary investigation revealed the 38-year-old man and a friend were operating a radio-controlled sailboat on Gunners Lake on Monday evening when the boat became disabled. Police say the man swam out to retrieve the boat, and had difficulty making it back to shore. Authorities say the man yelled for help and then disappeared below the water.

Police say the man’s friend managed to bring the victim back to shore. Authorities say the friend and a bystander performed CPR on the victim until rescue officials arrived and took him to a hospital.

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


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