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Rescuers resume search for man who fell into Prettyboy Reservoir

Baltimore County rescue units have resumed a search Saturday morning for a man who was seen falling into the Prettyboy Reservoir Friday night, officials said.

The fire department's Swift Water Rescue Team and the Watershed police searched until darkness fell but were unable to locate the man, according to Baltimore County police. Witnesses said they saw a male hanging over the dam and falling into the water, police said.

Rescuers searching the area found a hat and a tennis shoe in the area, as well as a vehicle with Virginia tags parked nearby, police said. They are trying to identify the person and notify his family, officials said.

Visitors can boat and fish in parts of the reservoir but no swimming is allowed, said Jeff Raymond, spokesman for the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, which owns the reservoir.

"These are wonderful resources, and we do everything we can to create a safe environment for the guests of the reservoir," Raymond said.

Earlier this month, two kayakers were injured after falling 200 feet over the face of the dam and were charged with trespassing.

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