Man drowns at Cove Point Light Station

LUSBY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man drowned Saturday at Cove Point Light Station in Lusby, Md., according to the Calvert County Sheriff's Office.

The deceased has been identified as Michael Stanley Oliver, 57, of Clinton, Md., police said.

He drowned at the same location as the two brothers who drowned last week.

Oliver was unaccounted for while swimming until police say the body was recovered.

He was taken to the shore at the Cove Point Lighthouse where EMS performed CPR, authorities said. Oliver then was taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation shows that Oliver went to the beach with a friend who lives at Cove Point. The two of them walked to the lighthouse, where the victim decided to go into the water. His friend stayed on the shore. A little while later Oliver was heard calling for help, however his friend could not help him due to the swift current.

People on the beach tried to throw the victim a life ring, but could not help him either.

In the wake of this drowning, area residents held a meeting to discuss how to prevent further drowning deaths. Those residents are calling for "No Swimming" signage among other things in the area closest to the lighthouse.

Even if police cannot necessarily enforce it, Cove Point residents say it will help save lives.

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