Body found near Weems Creek Bridge in Annapolis

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police are seeking help from the public after recovering a body found this morning along Weems Creek in Annapolis.

About 11 a.m., a witness spotted the body at Weems Creek Bridge, a drawbridge at Ridgely Avenue, police said. Upon recovery, Natural Resources Police said the body was that of a 5-foot-10, 180-pound white male wearing black and blue striped swim trunks and a scuba mask. Police also said the man had short brown hair, was clean shaven and was holding a lit flashlight.

Anyone with information may call 410-260-8888.

The body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

The Weems Creek Bridge is undergoing repairs by State Highway Administration, which is replacing hydraulic lifts. During the repairs, the draw bridge takes 30 minutes to open versus five minutes when the hydraulic lifts are in operation. Because of holiday weekend, the bridge was locked in the open position for boat passage. It is due to close at 8:30 tonight.

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