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July 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

RSV Pools to Host Hiring Fair for Lifeguards on July 19 (VIDEO)

Although beaches and pools nationwide are experiencing a life guard shortage, one Montgomery County company is taking steps to stay ahead of the curve. RSV Pools in Gaithersburg is hosting a job fair on July 19. “This is actually something we’re trying that’s new,” Madi Pizer, director of human resources for RSV Pools said. Lifeguards […]

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June 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Identify Teen Who Drowned at Maple Lake in Washington Grove on June 17th

UPDATE: Montgomery County police said Thursday afternoon the victim was identified as Kodjo Jean-Claude Ayewou, 14, of Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg. The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office completed an autopsy and ruled that the cause and manner of death to be an accidental drowning, police said. Original post: Montgomery County police officers are investigating a possible […]

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June 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from June 9-15

Several public safety stories topped our coverage, based on web traffic last week. The number one story, however, was the list of principal assignments by Montgomery County Public Schools.    

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Release Drowning Victim’s Name (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police have identified the victim of the June 13 Rocky Gorge drowning as Douglas Alex Merino, 20, from the 500 block of Summit Hall Road in Gaithersburg. His death was ruled an accidental drowning, after an autopsy by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore, police said. The Rocky Gorge Reservoir is on […]

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June 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Possible Drowning in Backyard Pool in Potomac

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the apparent drowning of a 22-year-old woman from Gaithersburg. Police said fire rescue crews were called to a residential pool in Potomac for the report of a possible drowning on Corral Drive shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to a police account, fire rescue crews pulled the woman […]

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June 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from June 2-8

Not much happy news in this week’s top 10 stories: a fatal accident, a double homicide, a toddler’s drowing. Here’s the list:

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June 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Toddler Drowns at Lake Whetstone in Montgomery Village (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police officers have identified the toddler who was pulled out of Lake Whetstone in Montgomery Village on Friday evening. Police Captain Paul Starks said 22-month-old Malik Bojang died at a local hospital. An investigator, in the medical examiner’s office, confirms the cause of death was an accidental drowning. “Our hearts go out to […]

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August 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Detectives Investigate Drowning in Potomac Near Great Falls

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division are investigating a drowning that occurred in the Potomac River around 6:10 p.m. on August 16. The victim, identified by police as Abdul Qadir, age 28, of Riverdale, Maryland was located on August 18 at approximately 11:30 a.m. and was pronounced deceased at the scene. […]

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July 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Rockville Urges Parental Supervision at the Pool (VIDEO)

With summer in full swing, the pool is the place to be to cool off. It is important for residents, especially those caring for children to learn about water safety. Rockville 11 has the story. Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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June 23, 2015 | Krista Brick

Near Drowning at Silver Spring Pool

A young child is being treated at a local hospital after being pulled from the Connecticut Belair Club pool this morning in Silver Spring. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer, rescue crews responded to the scene for a possible drowning about 11:15 a.m. He said a lifeguard intervened in helping to rescue […]

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