UPDATED (6:10 p.m.)—Baltimore County police and fire rescue workers have cleared the Hammerman Area beach of Gunpowder State Park after determining that no one in need of rescue was in the water, according to Baltimore County Public Safety spokeswoman Elise Armacost.
First responders had gathered at the Chase beach after receiving unconfirmed reports that a child was in need of rescue.
Dive and marine teams are searching the water in the Hammerman Area of the Gunpowder Falls State Park, after receiving unconfirmed reports of a child in need of rescue.
Emergency units first responded to the area near 7200 Graces Quarters in Chase at about 2:50 p.m. About a dozen fire units remained on the scene shortly before 4 p.m., while a police helicopter and marine units had already left the scene, according to Elise Armacost, a police spokeswoman.
No further details were immediately available.
Patch Editor Marge Neal contributed to this report.