BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police say a 20-year-old man died a day after being pulled from an Ellicott City pond after his canoe tipped over.

Nicholas Bartko died following a drowning incident on June 12. He was initially in critical condition, but was pronounced dead the following day.

The Howard County Police Department was called about a possible drowning at 5 a.m., in a pond behind Tangle Wood Court.

Responding officers found Bartko on the side of the pond. Police believe a friend pulled him from the water before authorities arrived on scene.

The investigation found that Bartko was in the canoe with a friend when it accidentally tipped over.

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