| May 27, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A teenage boy died Monday after disappearing in the waters of Rocky Gorge Reservoir near North Laurel.
The 15-year-old was swimming in the Scott's Cove area of the reservoir when bystanders on shore heard him cry for help about 4 p.m., according to the...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:19 PM
The death of a 22-year-old New York man whose body was found in the Isle of Wight Bay in Ocean City in May was ruled accidental this week by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, according to Ocean City police.
Lance Corey Gaines, of Groton, N.Y.,...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 11:58 AM
It may be cool, it may be refreshing and it's certainly tempting ... but it's illegal.
No matter how warm it gets, swimming in the reservoirs in Baltimore County is not allowed.
With temperatures hitting near 100 over the past few days, the Baltimore...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Though it's been a recreational sport since the mid-1800s, kayaking is currently enjoying a major moment in the sun — or shade, as the case may be.
The Baltimore region is home to dozens of kayaking clubs and groups, each full of friendly...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Three endangered sea turtles that spent the winter in Baltimore departed Saturday evening, joining a caravan of at least 43 others bound for Florida's warm waters and a return to their natural habitat.
The three turtles — Chet, Biff and Two-Bit ...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
State health officials confirmed two more cold weather-related deaths in Maryland over the past week, bringing the death toll to four in Maryland so far this winter.
Hypothermia was a factor in the death of a Calvert County woman aged 45-64 some time...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:56 AM
With four deaths from hypothermia already reported by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Preparedness and Response (OPR) this winter, the Harford County Health Department is reminding residents to take necessary precautions as...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two men missing in waters about 15 miles off the coast of Assateague Island after their fishing boat sank a day earlier.
The broken-down fishing vessel was battling 20-foot waves and 50 mph wind gusts...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:24 AM
The Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore Feb. 5 ruled the death of a woman whose body was found in flooding water nearly a homeless camp in Laurel accidental drowning, complicated by hypothermia.
On Jan. 31 around 11:25 a.m., Anne Arundel County...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:38 PM
An elderly man in Frederick County died of hypothermia recently, the first cold weather-related death of the winter season, state health officials said Thursday.
The man was aged 65 or older. Maryland medical examiners confirmed hypothermia as his...
| Jan 30, 2013
Maryland is currently experiencing the coldest temperatures in nearly two years, with multiple days that have been well-below freezing ("Cold snap raises health concerns," Jan. 24.) As your article points out, our most vulnerable residents — the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:21 PM
At least two cold-weather-related deaths were confirmed in the Baltimore area during last week's snap of frigid weather, and more dangerous cold is in the forecast.
Hypothermia was a factor in the deaths of an elderly Baltimore County woman and an...