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Randallstown Man Killed in Apparent Drowning, Police Say

The man was trying to cross a stream nearby his home, witnesses told police.

9600 block of Southall Road, Randallstown.
9600 block of Southall Road, Randallstown.
A man died despite efforts by first responders to rescue him from a stream in Randallstown Friday afternoon, according to Baltimore County officials.

The Baltimore County Fire Department said that a drowning was reported at 1:27 p.m. in the 9600 block of Southall Road.

Eugene Purnell Williams, 64, was trying to cross the stream behind an apartment complex to get to his home and was last seen going underwater, witnesses told the Baltimore County Police Department. Police said Williams lived in the 4100 block of Hanwell Road in Randallstown, a little more than half a mile from the scene.

When first responders arrived at the stream, they found Williams unconscious and not breathing, police said.

Crews took him to Northwest Hospital, where staff was unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead before 3 p.m., according to police, who said the incident was found to be "an apparent drowning death" upon investigation.

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