Ellicott City man dies after canoe tips over in pond

Howard County police said Thursday that an Ellicott City man died June 13 from his injuries after a canoeing accident June 12.

Police said they found Nicholas Bartko around 5 a.m. Monday on the side of a pond behind Tangle Wood Court, where Bartko and a friend were canoeing when it tipped over. Investigators believed the friend pulled him to the side of the pond after the accident.

Bartko was taken by ambulance to Howard County General Hospital in critical condition, police said, and was pronounced dead a day later.

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