Search Continues for 2nd Missing Swimmer as Family Mourns

Crews still have not have recovered the body of a second swimmer who went missing near Cove Point Light Station in Calvert County, Maryland, Friday night.

They have found the body of Daniel Jasson Brown, 37, of Lusby. He was with his brother, Douglas Howell Brown, 39, of Mechanicsville; and Daniel's son, Jason. The three were swimming off Cove Point at about 7:30 p.m. when they became tired from swimming against the tide.

Witnesses in the area reported seeing three swimmers in visible distress and saw the Brown brothers disappear beneath the surface of the water.

Jason was able to make it back to shore where he alerted family members and the authorities. He told News4 that the last words that he heard from his dad were, "I love you."

Jason said the three -- all strong swimmers -- were out in the water when the tide changed, and they realized they had to come back in. They swam, but they made no headway against the current.

"The tide pulled us out a little bit, and he said we had to go back in," Jason said. "We started swimming back but we weren't making it. We were swimming in place. 

"I was with my dad," Jason said, growing more emotional. "He told me he loved me. He told me to go ahead."

Douglas Brown was co-owner of Costa Brava restaurant in the Bloomindale area. The restaurant posted a comment on its Facebook page Saturday night that it had suffered a "death in the Costa family."

David Marne, of the U.S. Coast Guard, said crews from the Coast Guard station in St. Inigoes, the Calvert County Fire Department and Calvert County police still are working on the recovery effort.

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