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Rescue Workers Clear Hammerman Area; No One in Need of Rescue

Dive teams searched the Hammerman area of Gunpowder State Park after receiving unconfirmed reports of a child in need of rescue from the water.

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.

Original report:

Dive and marine teams are searching the water in the Hammerman Area of the , 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.

Concerned July 14, 2012 at 02:52 AM
the child that he was talkng to as not his. He came alone.The description was the same as the child he was talking to n was asked several times by different people and he said no,but he is wearing the same shorts. Later, he was arrested.
Out of town family July 14, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Wow! How can someone do such a thing? I was so sick to my tummy all that night and found it hard to leave the beach without helping more than what me and my boys did..Lost for words!
JD1 July 15, 2012 at 11:45 PM
More evidence for my post regarding the local beaches: http://perryhall.patch.com/articles/baltimore-county-offers-beaches-without-the-drive-d569adbf
pat wilson July 16, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I also was there with three friends and our grandchildren, how disturbing this is . I have pictures of the hellicopter and the paramedics and all the people involved. We were devistated thinking what can we do next to help; we inerlocked arms with approx. 60 others to comb the swim area. The system needs to think what else can he do out in society before they release this nut
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