4 People Drown in Md. Over Weekend

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    Four people drowned in Maryland over the weekend, including two young men in the Wicomico River near Mechanicsville.

    St. Mary's County detectives said 24-year-old Christopher Kelly, of Hughesville, jumped from a pier Saturday evening and began struggling. Several people, including 22-year-old Christopher Staley of Newburg, went into the water to try to rescue Kelly. Both Kelly and Staley drowned. Their bodies were recovered later Saturday night.

    Sunday afternoon, a 57-year-old man drowned in Edgewater, Anne Arundel County police said. Judson Bell swam into Whitemarsh Creek to retrieve a piece of trash and disappeared under water, police said. Witnesses brought Bell to shore, and he died at a hospital.

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    Family and friends are mourning the loss of two young men who drowned in the Wicomico River over the weekend. One of the victims was a firefighter who was trying to save his life-long friend, who also died.

    Also Saturday, an unidentified person fell off a pontoon boat and drowned in Assawoman Bay near Ocean City.