ORCHARD BEACH, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County fire officials say a man drowned after jumping off a pier at Orchard Beach.

Authorities say Charles Thompson, 46, of Brooklyn Park jumped off the end of a pier Tuesday around 9 p.m. and did not resurface.

His body was located about an hour later. It was taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy.

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

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