Police ID Teen Who Died After Jumping into Choptank River - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Police ID Teen Who Died After Jumping into Choptank River

Posted: Updated:

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."

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Fire at Berlin Main Street Restaurant

    Fire at Berlin Main Street Restaurant

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:58:34 GMT
    BERLIN, Md. – The manager of Siculi Rustic Italian Restaurant said a small fire started in the kitchen of the restaurant, which is located on Main Street.More
    The manager of Siculi Rustic Italian Restaurant on Main Street in Berlin says a small fire started in the kitchen late Thursday morning.More
  • Delmar Man Gets 75 Years for Murder

    Delmar Man Gets 75 Years for Murder

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:07:17 GMT
    A Delmar man convicted of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred last year was sentenced to 75 years in prison Thursday, according to the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office.More
    A Delmar man convicted of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred last year was sentenced to 75 years in prison Thursday, according to the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office. More
  • Suspects Arrested in Connection to Rehoboth Purse Snatching

    Suspects Arrested in Connection to Rehoboth Purse Snatching

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:05:23 GMT
    Delaware State Police have arrested two people in connection with a purse snatching at the Outlets in Rehoboth Beach.More
    Delaware State Police have arrested two people in connection with a purse snatching at the Outlets in Rehoboth Beach.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service