HARWOOD, Md. (WJZ) — A man in Harwood drowned in the Rhode River late Sunday afternoon after jumping off a yacht to retrieve a dinghy, Anne Arundel County Fire said Monday.

Firefighters responded to a report of a swimmer missing on the Rhode River near Locust Point in the area of the 1300 block of Cumberstone Road in Harwood at around 3:40 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

The 911 caller said the subject jumped off a yacht to get a dinghy and then went under the water but did not resurface.

Divers searched the area and found the missing man just before 6:30 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials have not released the victim’s name.


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