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Swimmer drowned after disappearing

A Virginia man drowned while swimming with friends in Garrett County on Saturday.

Police said Alvin Louis Garner, 43, of Norfolk, disappeared about 4:15 p.m. while swimming with three friends below Swallow Falls on the Youghiogheny River.

Authorities were contacted about 5:15 p.m., and divers found Mr. Garner’s body just after 9 p.m.

A preliminary investigation has ruled Mr. Garner’s death accidental.


Humane Society puts down 40 dogs

Wicomico County Humane Society officials said they euthanized 40 dogs sick with canine distemper virus.

Executive Director Linda Lugo said they received the test results late Thursday afternoon. She said they consulted with a veterinarian about their options and euthanized 40 dogs Saturday morning.

The facility was closed after a recently adopted 8-week-old puppy died June 16. Other dogs were also showing signs of illness.

The shelter remained closed while the Humane Society waited for tests to find the cause.

Canine distemper is a virus usually spread through the air and bodily fluids. The prognosis for dogs who get the virus is poor.

Crew rescues man who jumped from ship

A Rockville man was rescued early yesterday from the ocean off Florida after he jumped from a cruise ship while apparently drunk, officials said.

The Carnival Liberty alerted the Coast Guard about 11:35 p.m. Sunday that Scott Durrin, 29, possibly had jumped overboard, authorities said.

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