UPDATE: Search for missing 10-year-old child at Camp Merryelande canceled due to weather, search to resume Monday, July 18 – Southern Maryland News Net


UPDATE 07/17/2022 at 9:05 p.m.: All fire and rescue personnel have been called into service. The search will resume Monday morning in daylight. The US Coast Guard will remain on site overnight.

UPDATE @ 8:15 p.m.: The Charles County Dive Team remains on scene with their vessel to conduct sonar searches with a second boat on standby for divers.

The Maryland Natural Resources Police, U.S. Coast Guard and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office also remain at the scene.

All St. Mary’s County Fire and Rescue personnel have returned to duty due to safety concerns and severe weather in the area.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the incident.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.: The search has been suspended due to inclement weather in the area. Once the time has passed, the search will resume.

The original 911 calls for the incident sent him as 3 missing children. Firefighters and rescuers arrived at the scene to find two of the three children on the ground. One victim, a 14-year-old girl, was rescued by a paddle board. A 10-year-old girl is still missing.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident with assistance from its Criminal Investigations Division and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Fire and rescue personnel from St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles County are operating on the scene with the United States Coast Guard and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

07/17/2022: On Sunday, July 17, 2022, at approximately 2:05 p.m., firefighters and rescuers were dispatched to Camp Merryelande located at 15914 Camp Merryelande Road in Piney Point, for the three children who were missing in the water.

The 911 caller reported that three children were washed away and missing in the water.

While responding to the scene, dispatchers advised that a 911 caller would meet with firefighters to help translate into Spanish and English.

A second 911 caller reported that a 14-year-old woman was rescued by paddle before first responders arrived. The second missing child is a 10 year old hispanic girl with short hair and white shirt.

The Maryland State Police Trooper 7 helicopter, along with Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Coast Guard, and fire and rescue personnel respond to assist.

Firefighters and police attempt to close the beach and pull over 100 subjects out of the water. Please avoid the area.

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