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Police ID Teen Who Died After Jumping into Choptank River

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. (WBOC/AP)- Maryland Natural Resources Police are identifying a Cambridge teen who drowned after he and another teen jumped from a fishing pier into the Choptank River.

A passer-by reported the pair in swimming trunks jumping from the Dorchester County side of Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park at around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Officials say both teens made it to the U.S. Route 50 bridge pilings, but then one teen, 16-year-old Nathan Smullen, disappeared.

Crews rescued one teen, a 17-year-old Cambridge boy, from the piling and he was treated at Dorchester General Hospital and released.

Police said dive crews recovered Smullen's body hours later and his body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Nathan's grandfather, Charles Smullen, said his grandson was someone that would always lend a helping hand.

"He's going to be missed a lot, Nathan will be," he said. "And a lot of people will miss him around here, that's for sure."

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