Firefighters: Man dies in apparent fishing trip accident

Posted at 9:04 AM, Jun 05, 2018

State police say a man who went on a fishing trip in Maryland has died.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say 50-year-old Melquicedec Coreas-Gomez and his two friends had gone fishing at Sandy Point State Park and pulled into a beach boat ramp Friday night. The Glen Burnie resident stayed with the boat while the two men went to get their truck and trailer.

Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says Coreas-Gomez was gone when his friends returned, and they called 911. Anne Arundel County Fire Department divers found Coreas-Gomez in the water.

Fire Lt. Jennifer McKee says he died at a hospital and that it seemed like an accident.

Thomson says all three men had been drinking, and that Coreas-Gomez could not swim and was not wearing a life jacket.