A Glen Burnie man died Friday night after rescuers recovered him from the water at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, officials said.
Anne Arundel County Fire Department divers found Melquicedec Coreas-Gomez, 50, in the water off the public boat ramps after two fishing companions, Yance Nixon-Castillo and Sebastian Bonilla, called 911 when they couldn’t find him.
The county fire department, the Annapolis Fire Department and Maryland Natural Resources Police found Coreas-Gomez around 11:16 p.m. He was in cardiac arrest, Lt. Jennifer McKee said.
Attempts to revive him were not successful. Emergency personnel transported him to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, where he was pronounced dead.
Coreas-Gomez, Nixon-Castillo and Bonilla, all of Glen Burnie, had been fishing off Sandy Point. Coreas-Gomez waited with Nixon-Castillo’s boat while the other two men went to get the trailer.
When Nixon-Castillo and Bonilla returned to haul the boat ashore, Coreas-Gomez was gone. The NRP are investigating the incident, said spokeswoman Candy Thomson.
Coreas-Gomez was not wearing a life jacket. Nixon-Castillo and Bonilla acknowledged that the men had been drinking alcohol that evening, Thomson said.
Both men have been interviewed as part of the investigation.
Coreas-Gomez’s body is at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore and will undergo an autopsy, including a toxicology screen, on Saturday.
The investigation is ongoing, Thomson said, but Coreas-Gomez’s death could be the sixth boating fatality this year.