On February 19, 2012 at 3:38 P.M. police units responded to Cape St. Mary’s Marina, Mechanicsville, Maryland to assist the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department with a vehicle submerged in the water near the boating ramp.  Calvert County Company 12 Rescue/Dive Team was summoned to assist with an underwater search and discovered a male inside the vehicle unresponsive.  The victim was extricated from the vehicle, CPR initiated and transported to St. Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations was contacted and assumed the investigation. The victim has been identified as William M. Joy, age 65, of Mechanicsville, Maryland.  Joy was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.


At 3:38 P.M. on Sunday, February 19, 2012, rescue crews were dispatched to the 27000 block of Holly Lane at the Cape St. Mary’s Marina in Sandgates, MD for the water rescue assignment with the reported single vehicle in the water. Crews arrived on location to find a single vehicle approximately 50 feet from the shore, submerged with the trunk open and peeking above the water. Firefighters attempted to search the car with pike poles with no findings. Once the Calvert County Dive Team arrived on location and entered the water, they found a single male in the vehicle. The subject was quickly removed from the vehicle and loaded into an awaiting ambulance to be transported to the local emergency department with CPR in progress.

An investigation is currently being conducted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department.
Responding Units:
     St. Mary’s-
          Hollywood VFD Co. 7 – Chief 7, Engine 72, Squad 7, and Truck 7
          Mechanicsville VFD Co. 2 – Squad 2
          Seventh District VFD Co. 5 – Marine Support Unit 5 and Boat