3 found in Patapsco River did not jump ship

BALTIMORE - Police say the 911 caller originally reported that three people either fell or jumped off a giant research ship docked at Port Covington, but the Cape Washington, a 700-foot cargo vessel may have only served as a landmark in the search for three victims and nothing else.

Baltimore Police now say the three people found in the Patapsco River yesterday were never on board.

"That's how the call came into our 911 system.  It was reported that several individuals fell from a ship into the water.  Our investigation at this time revealed that they were not on a ship," said Baltimore police spokesman Det. Brandon Echevarria.

It was Sunday morning when Baltimore Police, fire and other agencies helped pull a woman from the water; she would survive, but the two men she was with were found by divers and later pronounced dead.

How they got there is still under investigation.

The three knew each other and live in Baltimore police say.

While the surviving woman is cooperating with the investigation, police have not said how they ended up in the water.

It was 70 degrees outside yesterday, but this water is still cold with swift currents, but police can tell us at this early stage in their investigation there are no obvious signs of foul play.

"At this time I don't know how they got onto the pier.  I know it was early in the morning, it was dark so we really, I can't tell you how exactly they got on there yet," Echevarria said.

Police have yet to release the identity of the two men who were pulled from the water.

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