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2 Dead, Another Recovering After Being Pulled From The Patapsco River

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two men are dead after being pulled from the Patapsco River near Port Covington.

Rochelle Ritchie has more on the surviving victim, and the dramatic recovery.

There’s still a lot of speculation as to how the woman and the two men ended up in the river in the first place. The woman survived; her friends did not.

It was a dramatic search and rescue as the Coast Guard and local authorities searched tirelessly for two men who were reported missing in the Patapsco River near Port Covington.

“There was one person who was treated on the scene and transported to Harbor Hospital. It was a female,” said Ian Brennan, Baltimore City Fire Department.

That female is a 24-year-old woman who authorities say may have jumped in the river with the two other men around 5 a.m. Sunday. She emerged and swam to shore. Her friends never resurfaced.

“With the use of sonar from our urban search and rescue team, we were able to identify in the very, very murky waters two bodies,” Brennan said.

There is a lot of speculation as to how they ended up in the river. Some reports indicate they fell off a cargo ship, but there is some belief they may have jumped into the river.

Baltimore City Police, as well as Anne Arundel County Police, assisted the city’s fire department and Coast Guard in the rescue. The identities of the two males have not been released.

The two male victims found dead were just 24 and 27 years old.

The woman pulled from the water was treated at the hospital and then released.

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