UPDATE 8/3/2022: Calvert and Charles County Dive Teams along with firefighters from Charles and St. Mary’s County operated on the scene for over 6 hours on Monday. Divers recovered the 10-year-old victim late Monday night just before 11:00 p.m. Once recovering the child, firefighters called the search off due to nightfall and one dive boat having a mechanical/electrical issue. The search continued early Tuesday morning and around 11:00 a.m., divers recovered the adult male victim from the water. U.S. Coast Guard Officials released the following information: Elias Isai Sandoval Pimentel, 43, of Front Royal, VA, his wife, and three children had anchored their 23-foot bowrider on the Potomac River when two of their children, ages 10 and 12 years old, were swimming and began to struggle in the water. Mr. Pimentel entered the water and tried to help the children when he and the 10-year-old son disappeared in the water and did not resurface. Multiple Good Samaritans in the area jumped into action, and specifically due to the actions of Captain Kelli Gutierrez and Captain Jenifer Fritz, the 12-year-old female was rescued before drowning. More details of the Good Samaritans can be read here: Emergency medical personnel transported the child […]
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