PRINCE FREDERICK, Md.—Police in Calvert Co. report that an unidentified male jumped to his apparent death Tuesday evening from the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons. A body has yet to be recovered. A possible victim identity was determined by investigators, but will not be released until positive identification can be made.
On April 9 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the operator and lone occupant of a gold Toyota Camry brought his vehicle to a complete stop in the southbound lane and at the summit of the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons. At least four independent witnesses told police that they observed a middle aged white male step out of the driver's seat around 6:30 p.m., walk around the front of the car, and throw himself over the north jersey wall barrier. Witnesses last observed the victim in the waters of the Patuxent River on the south side of the bridge.
Water craft from the Natural Resource Police, Solomons and St. Leonard Volunteer Rescue Squads, Calvert County Sheriff's Office (SOT), United States Coast Guard and rescue squads from both St. Mary's and Charles County searched the Patuxent River well past the hour of darkness attempting to locate the victim. MSP Aviation (Trooper 7) also responded and flew over the area. All efforts yielded negative results.