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Hebron Man Dies While Being Moved to Ambulance

Posted: Aug 18, 2016 12:48 PM Updated: Aug 18, 2016 11:37 PM

HEBRON, Md. - Police are investigating the death of a Hebron man who they say may have had a medical emergency while being moved from his home to an ambulance.

According to Maryland State Police, at around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Wicomico County sheriff's deputies were called to a home in the 25000-block of Gristmill Road in Hebron for a report of a disorderly man, later identified as 32-year-old Jerry Rosenberger Jr.

When they arrived, the deputies were met by the man's father, who said he was afraid his son might hurt him because he had been acting strange, police said. The man's father also reportedly told deputies the son had assaulted him earlier this month and that the son was taking prescription medications and several muscle-building supplements.

According to police, deputies found the man, believed to weigh roughly 400 pounds, sitting on his bedroom floor, sweating profusely. Deputies said he was experiencing mood swings ranging from calm to angry and was speaking nonsensically, and they decided to have him taken to the hospital.

Mardela Springs Emergency Medical Services personnel responded, and Rosenberger reportedly told them he could not walk to the ambulance. EMS personnel and deputies moved Rosenberger onto a collapsible stretcher, but police said he had stopped breathing by the time they reached the ambulance.

Authorities said emergency procedures were taken, but Rosenberger was pronounced dead at the hospital. His body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. 

State police investigators from the Wicomico County Bureau of Investigation are in the process of interviewing people who were on the scene Wednesday night. They say that the preliminary investigation indicates there was no significant physical contact or any use of force by law enforcement or EMS personnel involved.  

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