UPDATE: Man Found Unconscious In Bay Dove Off Bulkhead

OCEAN CITY — A 24-year-old Pennsylvania man is in critical condition Thursday night after being found floating in the bay earlier in the day by citizens.

According to Ocean City Police Department Public Information Officer Lyndsay Richards, at approximately 10:50 a.m. Thursday, June 22, authorities were alerted to 14th Street and the bay for a report of an unconscious individual found in the bay by a passing vessel.

“Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim, a 24-year-old male of Hazelton, Pa., had dove from the bulkhead in to the bay,” Richards said. “Thanks to the efforts of several good Samaritans, the victim was brought onto a citizen’s boat and to a nearby pier to meet responding officers and paramedics.”

The victim, who has not been identified yet, was then transported by Ocean City EMS to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was later flown by Maryland State Police Trooper 4 to Johns Hopkins Medical Campus where he is currently in critical condition.

This story will be updated.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.