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DETAILED UPDATE: Emergency Services Issues Report on Person in Potomac River

April 14th, 2020 by WCBC Radio


Fire and EMS units were assisted by various law enforcement agencies throughout the incident, according to Bowman. 
"Maryland State Police Aviation was dispatched on the initial call to assist with search and rescue operations," Bowman said. "Their aircraft was able to check the above areas and unable to locate any victims."
No subject or evidence of a person in the water was found at any of the locations.
Maryland DNR Police responded to the incident.
After approximately an hour, the caller was located in the Carlos area of Allegany County and apprehended by DNR Police, according to Bowman. 
DNR Police remains the lead investigating agency on this incident. 
No injuries or transports were reported from this incident, according to Bowman. 


Apparently, there were several false reports about a person being in the water.  DNR Police are speaking with a subject about those reports, and we'll have further details as they become available.


At approximately 6:20 a.m., Allegany County Emergency Management received a call of a person in the water behind the Luke paper mill. WCBC News called for a report, but other than confirming a call was made, dispatchers couldn't confirm a water rescue until crews were on-scene. WCBC will follow this story and provide an update as soon as possible. 

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