Maryland State Police Investigating Death at Solomons Boat Ramp

November 26, 2019

On Monday, November 25, 2019, at approximately 6:20 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Solomons Island Boat Ramp on South Solomons Island Road in Solomons, for the reported open water rescue.

Dispatchers advised the 911 caller stated a SUV went into the water at the boat ramp, with the occupant still inside of the vehicle.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a vehicle completely submerged in the water.

Units declared one occupant of the vehicle deceased on the scene.

The Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack is currently investigating the incident.

Updates will be provided when they become available.


19 Responses to Maryland State Police Investigating Death at Solomons Boat Ramp

  1. Delonte on November 26, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Another victim of bad GPS directions!

  2. Cobb on November 26, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Wow – sounds suspicious

  3. Sad on November 26, 2019 at 9:42 am

    If intentional or accidental, I speculate we have only but taught copy cats how to end their days.
    God rest this persons soul.

    • Anonymous on November 26, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Ummmmmm okay…

  4. Capt.M on November 26, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    They had a silver alert on the guy for pete’s sake

  5. Bruce Hance on November 26, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    This was accidental or medically caused. This man was retired Navy and would never have done this. He had never been to Solomon’s and was confused where he turned I have known him for thirty five years and he missed a dinner appointment with his daughter when he disappeared.
    Md. State Police have been great working with us on the investigation..Autopsy’s report will tell .. Please refrain from judgement until it is completed

    • Anonymous on November 28, 2019 at 1:39 am

      I’m really sorry for your loss Bruce

  6. Bruce on November 26, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    This man was 88 years old and suffered a medical problem .. He had never been to the Solomon’s boat ramp. The Md State police Forensics unit has been great to work with and they are trying hard to find out exactly what happened but is had been determined that it was not suicicide.please withhold your
    Comments or derogatory statements until they reconstruct exactly what happened. He was my father-in-law.

    • Dave on November 28, 2019 at 8:15 pm

      Sorry for your family’s loss. My son and I found the car when we were launching our boat Monday morning.

      • Anonymous on December 5, 2019 at 6:02 pm

        Thank you Dave.

  7. Synonymous on November 26, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    ???? Were they backing a boat in, or just drove in?
    “One” occupant deceased. Other occupant/occupants survived?
    Odd.

    • Anonymous on November 27, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      Where did you see that?

      • Synonymous on November 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm

        It says units declared “one” occupant, should have said “only” occupant.

    • Dave on November 28, 2019 at 8:12 pm

      Only one occupant. He was not launching a boat. We found the car in the water when we attempted to launch our boat

      • Synonymous on November 29, 2019 at 8:08 pm

        Makes more sense with your statement, especially regarding the age of the victim. Damn shame.

    • BackupMan on November 29, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      Come’on back……..

  8. Andrea on November 27, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    So sorry to hear of this unfortunate accident.Thoughts & prayers for the family and friends.

  9. Susan Penn on November 28, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I do not understand why

  10. So sad to hear on December 2, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Rest in Peace Sir.