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Jarrettsville man dies at hospital after being pulled from private pool in Bel Air Sunday evening

A 27-year-old man died after being pulled from the bottom of a pool in Bel Air early Sunday night, a spokesperson for the Harford Volunteer Fire & EMS Association said.

Police and EMS were called to the 1700 block of Redfield Road around 6:30 p.m., Jenn Chenworth, the spokesperson, said.


Joshua Edward Thomas, of Jarrettsville, was found at the bottom of a private pool; he was pulled out by residents on-scene who began CPR, Chenworth said.

Mr. Thomas had been in the pool with three juveniles, while adults were inside the home, according to Cristie Hopkins, director of media relations for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, which investigated the incident.


One of the juveniles reported Mr. Thomas had gone underwater and not come back up, she said.

Personnel from Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company arrived with patient still in arrest; he was taken to a local facility in grave condition, Chenworth said.

He died at the hospital, Hopkins said.

This is at least the second drowning death in Harford County this year.

An 11-year-old Edgewood boy was pulled from the bottom of a private pool in Joppa on Memorial Day; he died later that same week, on May 31, at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.