UPDATE: 1 Dead, 1 Rescued After Jumping From Pier - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

UPDATE: 1 Dead, 1 Rescued After Jumping From Pier

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. - We're learning new information about Wednesday night's water rescue in Cambridge.

Police say that when crews arrived to the Bill Burton Fishing Pier just before 5:00 PM, a 17-year-old was in distress and clinging to the bridge for support. Witnesses at the scene told authorities that another person had gone below the water, and had not resurfaced. A rescue boat was able to reach the teen clinging to the bridge and a search began for the other person.

Around 8:00 PM the body of the other person, a 16-year-old was recovered. The surviving teen was taken to Dorchester General Hospital and later released. At this time identities are not being released.

An investigation revealed that the teenagers jumped from the pier to go for a swim, once in the water, the deceased became distressed and was unable to swim to safety.

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