On Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 6:03 PM the Annapolis Fire Department was dispatched to the area of the 300 block of Tucker Street, in Weems Creek,for a possible drowning.
According to witnesses a person possibly fell out of a small boat and yelled for help. The witnesses apparently went to help the victim, but he disappeared from their view, and could not be located.
The victim was described as a male, believed to be in his 30’s. After an extensive search, the victim was located submerged, in a depth of about 10 feet, and approximately 150 200 feet from the shore, and was recovered at approximately 8:50 PM. The victim did not have a life preserver on. The victim has been identified as 41-year old Garrison Elroy Johnson from Annapolis
The body is being turned over to the State Medical Examiner’s Office, who will determine the cause of death.
The Annapolis Fire Department was assisted in the search by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, the United States Naval Academy Fire Department, the Maryland State Police (helicopter), the US Coast Guard, and the Department of Natural Resources.
This is the sixth drowning death in the County this year according to DNR.