Coast Guard pulls body from Chesapeake Bay near Severn River

A body that was pulled from the Chesapeake Bay on Friday was that of a person who had reportedly jumped from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge last Saturday, officials said.

At 6:04 p.m. Friday, the Coast Guard received a call from a passing boater who spotted a body in the bay about two miles south of the bridge, near the mouth of the Severn River, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Terrance Young.

Anne Arundel Fire Boat Company 19 was first on the scene and retrieved the body, Lt. Michael Mayo, spokesman for Anne Arundel Fire, said. Officials confirmed it was the person who reportedly jumped from the bridge June 30, Young said.

He did not identify the person.

The Maryland Transportation Authority is investigating the case, Young said.

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