Police locate missing Virginia man who jumped in Prettyboy Dam

Baltimore Environmental Police Friday located the body of a missing Virginia man who jumped from the top of the Prettyboy Dam, plummeting 120 feet into the water below.

It's unclear why McTague jumped into the water. 

Patrick McTague, 30, was last seen alive by witnesses hanging from the center of the dam on July 25.

Teams conducted daily search and rescue missions to located McTague with no luck.

On Aug. 8, someone near the damn spotted what appeared to be a body in the water.

Baltimore Environmental Police contacted Baltimore County Fire and Rescue to pull the body from the water after turning down the pressure of the damn.

McTague’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. 


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