On August 1, 2015 at approximately 1243 hours, the Calvert Control Center received a report of a person in need of rescue in the waters near the Cove Point Lighthouse. Emergency Medical Services and Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area. Members of the Solomons VFD arrived on scene by boat and pulled the victim, unresponsive, from the water. The victim was taken to shore at the Cove Point Lighthouse where EMS performed CPR. The victim was transported by Ambulance to Calvert Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was invited to the beach by a friend who is a resident of Cove Point. The victim and his friend walked out to the point near the lighthouse where the victim decided to go into the water. The deceased’s friend decided to stay on the shore. A short time later, the victim was heard calling for help however, his friend was unable to reach him due to the swift current. Citizens on the beach attempted to rescue the victim by throwing him a life ring, however, they were unsuccessful.
Members of the Calvert Investigative Bureau have assumed the investigation of the case. The deceased is Michael Stanley Oliver, 57, of Clinton, Maryland.