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Salisbury Man's Drowning Ruled Accidental

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The body of Rodney Elliott Stevenson Jr. was found in the water near the spillway of the Salisbury City Park on Monday morning, June 16, 2014. (Photo: WBOC) The body of Rodney Elliott Stevenson Jr. was found in the water near the spillway of the Salisbury City Park on Monday morning, June 16, 2014. (Photo: WBOC)
SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities say the death of a 25-year-old man whose body was found last month in the spillway of the Salisbury City Park has been officially ruled an accidental drowning. 

Salisbury police said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Tuesday also confirmed that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the June 16 death of Rodney Elliott Stevenson Jr., of Salisbury. Police said the state medical examiner's findings determining Stevenson's death was accidental are consistent with the department's investigation, which determined there was no foul play in this incident.  

The investigation into Stevenson's death got under way shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, June 16, when police were called to the park to investigate a 9-1-1 report of a body in the water. When they arrived on the scene, the officers met with a witness who had observed a man, later identified as Stevenson, in the water near the spillway, which is close to the foot bridge by Snow Hill Road and East Main Street. The witness said he had been walking in the park when he noticed the body in the water and then contacted 9-1-1. Officers located Stevenson's body and emergency personnel from the Salisbury Fire Department responded and recovered his body from the water.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed that at around 8:30 a.m. that same day, Stevenson had left his family home located on the 300 block of Ohio Avenue and was walking to a destination in the area of East Main Street and Mt. Hermon Road.
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