DUNDALK, Md. - The man rescued from the water at Merritt Point Park in Dundalk Tuesday was taken off life support Wednesday morning. He passed away shortly after.
Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, Baltimore County firefighters and police responded to Merritt Point Park for a man who fell in the water.
The man, identified as Ryan Muir, 28, apparently went into the water and never surfaced, officials said. After the officers arrived, they were able to find Muir and pull him from the water, where he was then transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Muir, while at Bayview Tuesday, fell into a coma and was placed on life support. Early Wednesday morning, he was taken off life support and passed away.
Muir leaves behind an 8-year-old daughter. The family created a GoFundMe page to raise money for his funeral arrangements.
Muir's brother posted the following message on the GoFundMe page:
I got a devastating phone call today that my baby brother had drowned. He was 28 years old. He has an 8 year old daughter. My family and I do not have money money for a funeral. My family would like to be able to have something for him. He deserves it. He was always so full of life. Always joking, making people laugh. He was all around a wonderful person. He is going to be missed by everyone. Please help if you can. My family would appreciate anything. Thank you.