Monday, September 10 – Uncertainties Surround West OC Drowning

OCEAN CITY – An as-yet-unidentified victim drowned Saturday evening while fishing at a popular beach and park at the foot of Old Bridge Rd. in West Ocean City.

The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation is currently looking into the drowning death of an unidentified victim in the Sinepuxent Bay at Stinky Beach at the end of Old Bridge Rd. in West Ocean City sometime Saturday evening. The victim was fishing at the time of the drowning. WCBI is withholding the name of the victim pending the notification of next of kin.

The popular beach, renamed Homer Gudelsky Park a few years ago when it became a Worcester County owned and operated park, has been known to locals for decades as Stinky Beach. It is a popular site for fishing, playing with dogs and other beach-related activities, but its rocky shoreline and often treacherous currents make it not suitable for swimming. 

For the complete story, see The Dispatch on Friday.