ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (WMAR) -
A lifeless body was recovered from the Unexploded Ordnance Range pond at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Wednesday afternoon.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Army Garrison says engineering technician George Lazzaro, Jr., was recovered around 2:30 p.m.
Lazzaro worked in the Firepower Directorate, Aberdeen Test Center (ATC), U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command.
The Soper Pont provides ATC with the capability and expertise to conduct a wide range of Department of Defense, academia and private industry shock test programs, as well as research and development and test and evaluation efforts.
"Aberdeen Test Center personnel are saddened by the loss of one of our own. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we mourn with them during this tragic loss," said Col. Gordon L. Graham, ATC commander.
The drowning is being investigating as an accident.
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