QA Sheriff Press Release – 04/14 – Child Drowning

OFFICE of the SHERIFF for QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY

PRESS RELEASE

 

Incident:                   Drowning

Date & Time:           April 13, 2015 @ 2037 Hours

Location:                   32 Matthew Drive, Crumpton, MD

Deceased:                 ERIC WILLIAM HARDY (3/15/2013)

Mother:                    Heather Lynn Truitt

Father:                      Donald William Hardy Jr.

 

Narrative:                 Father was cleaning up from dinner and fixing snacks for kids while the mother left the residence to go to a nearby store.  Checked on the kids and noticed the 2 year old missing. The father then called the mother to see if the child was with her.

 

When he learned that the child was not with her, he and neighbors began to search area and the mother immediately returned. Father observed victim in a nearby pond (50-100 feet) and jumped in. 911 was called and neighbors began CPR. The child was transported to Chester River Medical Center in Chestertown where efforts to revive the child continued for several hours before being pronounced dead.

 

Investigating Deputy:        Det. Amelia Vansant

Assist:                                    Cpl. S. Russell, Dfc. S. Fraser, Det. C. Armington

Case:                                      15-10227