A Kenyan man has passed away in Baltimore, Maryland after drowning at a lake at the Golden Ring Park.
First responders from the Baltimore County Fire Department on Wednesday at 6:10pm responded to a call of a person under water at a lake at the Golden Ring Park on Fontana Lane. The man, who was later identified as John Omari Hassan, was rushed to Franklin Square Hospital in critical condition, where he later passed on.
Authorities have not yet determined how John got into the water. Signs posted nearby say swimming is prohibited at the pond.
John hails from Nakuru, Kenya and arrived in Baltimore in April, 2019. Meetings for prayers, support, and funeral arrangements are being held daily starting at 7pm at 1226 Berk Ave, Rosedale, Maryland 21237.
More information to be announced later.
Fire crews make underwater rescue at Golden Ring Park
A man rescued from a pond at a Baltimore County park is in critical condition.
The incident happened just after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Golden Ring Park on Fontana Lane in Rosedale.
Baltimore County fire officials said people playing at the basketball court heard someone yelling from the pond and ran over to try and help.
After unsuccessful attempts to rescue the man, 911 was called.
Minutes later, dive crews were able to find the victim under water and pull him from the pond.
The patient was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
It’s unclear how the man ended up in the water to begin with, but signs posted around the pond say swimming is prohibited.
Update: #bcofd// 8700 blk of Fontana Lane// water rescue// one patient has been transported by EMS to local hospital in critical condition. Units clearing the scene ^MJ— Baltimore County Fire Department (@BaltCoFire) July 10, 2019