Water Rescue Call at Lake Artemesia


On Sunday, September 13th, at approximately 11:02 pm, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS crews were alerted to a possible drowning at Lake Artemesia in the 8200 block of 55th Ave in College Park.

First arriving units were advised that an adult male had entered the water and did not resurface. The male was last seen at 9:45 pm. Resources from the PGFD including water rescue specialists were assisted by the United States Park Police Aviation section as well as the dive rescue team from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. 

After an extensive search lasting several hours, the adult male was located by divers and evaluated by medics on scene. Unfortunately, he was declared deceased on scene. Approximately 25 personnel operated for more than three hours at the lake.

All media inquiries referring to the identity of the deceased or the circumstances surrounding this incident are being handled by Prince George's County Police.