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Person dies in jump from King and Queen Seat in Rocks State Park Wednesday

Harford rescue crews, Natural Resources Police, respond to fall at King and Queen Seat

A person jumped to their death from the King and Queen Seat rock formation in northern Harford County's Rocks State Park Wednesday evening, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Members of the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company and the Harford County Technical Rescue Team worked to rescue the person, who had "suffered traumatic injuries," Rich Gardiner, a spokesperson for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, reported on the Association's public information page on Facebook. Maryland Natural Resources Police officers also responded to the scene.

The incident happened at 7:06 p.m., Gardiner said.

Natural Resources Police spokesperson Candy Thomson said the incident was being treated as a suicide and the agency would not release any additional information.

The King and Queen Seat is described on the Rocks State park web page as "soaring natural rock outcrops" that are 190 feet high. The rock outcrops are an attraction for climbers, and they provide "breathtaking views" of the area, according to the web page. There have been a few of fatal accidents recorded there over the years.

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