Ocean City Today

No bodies found during search

By Katie Tabeling | Jun 22, 2017

(June 23, 2017) A search for two teenagers who jumped from the Route 90 bridge Wednesday afternoon turned up nothing, according to the Ocean City Police Department, which joined multiple agencies that rushed to the area after a motorist reported the incident.

“We believe that the individuals were picked up by other boats,” Ocean City Police Public Affairs Specialist Lindsay Richard said. “Given the conditions, the water was very clear. If they were underwater, we would have been able to see them.”

A driver on the bridge reported seeing two male youths sitting on the side of the highway around 5:30 p.m., according to the United States Coast Guard. The teens then apparently jumped into the Isle of Wight Bay.

The teens jumped roughly 500 yards away from Ocean City’s end of the bridge. The Route 90 bridge is approximately 42 feet above the water.

When the report was issued, OCPD, Ocean City Fire Department boat 1, Maryland State Police trooper 4 helicopter, the Department of Natural Resources and the Coast Guard searched the water.

The fire department and the state police helicopter finished their searches around 6:30 p.m. DNR patrol boats and the Coast Guard left the scene at 7:12 p.m.

Ocean City Police continued the search on land, but finished yesterday evening after finding nothing.

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