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Body of missing swimmer found along Patuxent River Tuesday

Howard Co Fire & EMS Patuxent River Rescue Missing Swimmer
Patuxent River Howard Duckett Watershed area Between Triadelphia Reservoir and Rocky Gorge reservoir, search for missing swimmer continues w/ various Special Operations resources from. PD Search Managers are on scene
Posted at 2:58 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 15:04:08-04

SPENCERVILLE, Md. — The body of a missing swimmer was found Tuesday afternoon in the Duckett Watershed area of the Patuxent River off Batson Road.

Several search and rescue crews from Howard and Montgomery Counties used remote operated underwater vehicles and boats with side-scan sonar to find the body between Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge reservoirs.

Howard County Fire and Rescue first posted about the incident on Twitter at 11:30 a.m.

By 2:15 p.m., Montgomery County Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer said the body had been recovered.

Piringer says no swimming signs are posted in the area the incident occurred.

The swimmer has not yet been identified.

We will update this breaking news story as more information becomes available.