Baltimore Firefighters Respond to Car Overboard in Harbor

On Saturday, May 3, 2003, at about 7:00pm, the Baltimore City Fire Department, Marine Police and U.S. Coast Guard responded to a car overboard on the end of the Childs Street pier near the Toyota offloading area.

Upon arrival, E-57 was advised by the pier operators that while towing a car with another vehicle, the towed vehicle broke free and went over backwards off the pier. The vehicle was on its roof when it hit the water and immediately sank with the operator inside. Divers from the City's Rescue Team went down to the vehicle, which was in about 25 feet of water, but were unable to free the already deceased occupant.

It was decided to use a heavy crane from the Toll Facilities to raise the vehicle and recover the body. Divers made several trips to attach chains and cables. The car was successfully raised around midnight and the victim was removed.