Two people are dead and one is recovering after three separate, unrelated drowning and near-drowning incidents in Anne Arundel County.
The three water emergencies happened within a 10-hour period.
The first incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Monday. Anne Arundel County firefighters were called to Elks Camp Barrett in the 1000 block of Chesterfield Road in Crownsville after a 9-year-old boy was pulled from a pool there, according to a release from the fire department.
Lifeguards promptly started CPR on the boy, who was unconscious and in cardiac arrest when he was pulled out of the water.
The boy was breathing on his own when firefighters and paramedics arrived. He was taken by medevac helicopter to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore where he was initially listed in serious condition.
The second incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. near the Arundel Mills Mall in the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover.
Crews were notified by mall security that a man ran into a three-acre sediment pond and never resurfaced , according to the fire department.
Firefighters tried to find the man then divers were called in to help search. The man’s body was recovered around 11:15 p.m.
As firefighters were looking for the man at Arundel Mills Mall, crews were called to the 500 block of Bruce Avenue in Odenton for a third possible drowning, according to the fire department.
When they arrived, crews found a 57-year-old man who had been pulled from a pool and bystanders performing CPR. Firefighters and paramedics tried to revive the man, but he died at the scene.