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The Assateague Island National Seashore saw a swimming death during the July 4th holiday.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that officials received an initial call at around 6:40 p.m. of a body floating face down in the water.

It was around 75 yards from the shore.

Maryland Natural Resources officials are withholding the name of the victim pending notification of the next of kin.

They told the paper that this is the first drowning to take place in the national part this year.

The last was in August of 2016.

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A person has fallen to their death in Ocean City.

The incident occurred Sunday morning when police found the victim unconscious at a location on 53rd Street around 6 a.m. on Sunday.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Ocean City Emergency Medical Service personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The paper reports there were no further details except that police were looking at a third floor balcony of a complex at 53rd and Coastal Highway.

Authorities will not be releasing the name of the victim until family members can be notified.

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There have now been 31 confirmed deaths from the flu in Delaware this season.

A 62-year-old New Castle woman is the latest casualty.

It’s reported that she had underlying health conditions.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that this is the deadliest flu season to hit the First State out distancing the record set in 2014-2015 when 28 confirmed deaths were report.

The state has been keeping records since 2004.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The recent confirmation of two flu-related deaths has brought Delaware's season total to 30, breaking the previous single-season record.

The Division of Public Health said in a release Monday that two women, aged 83 and 84, died in the last two weeks of February. Both women had multiple underlying health conditions.

The number of flu deaths recorded in the state's 2017-2018 flu season exceeds the 2014-2015's record of 28. This season's total of flu cases smashes last year's record of 4,554, coming in at 7,071.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit involving a Delaware prison inmate who died from a ruptured appendix.

19-year-old Raequan Stevens died in 2015 while being held in connection with an attempted robbery during which he was wounded and his brother fatally shot.

According to court records, Stevens allegedly reported to emergency sick call with severe abdominal pain and was returned to general population after being given a 400 milligram Motrin pill and two antacid tablets. He was found dead in his cell two days later.


A man has fallen to his death at the Indian River Power Plant near Millsboro.

Delaware State Police say the industrial accident occurred around 8 a.m. yesterday.

The victim’s body has been taken to the Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Meanwhile, authorities are investigating the death.

WBOC reports that an NRG company spokesman said that the victim was a contract worker and not a plant employee.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware are investigating the deaths of a pedestrian who was hit by a car and his wife, whose body was found in their Dover apartment, where authorities went to notify her of his death.

Dover police said in a news release that early Monday, a man was struck and killed by a car when he walked into its path on U.S. Route 13. Officers say the pedestrian's car was found nearby with the engine running.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after they say a Pennsylvania man died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony at an Ocean City hotel.

Ocean City police say in a statement that 29-year-old Jordan M. Hess of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, died shortly after crews arrived to the scene Saturday evening at the Stowaway Grand Hotel.

Officials believe the fall was accidental.

The medical examiner's office will determine Hess' official cause and manner of death.


Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings says that he expects charges to be filed against those responsible for the death of 16 year old Amy Joyner-Francis in a restroom at Howard High School of Technology.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Cummings said he expected the case to be closed by the end of the week.

Cummings statements before around 100 people who gathered at town hall meeting last night at Stubbs Elementary School was the first time the chief had spoken out publicly on her death.

Police are reviewing a fight that took place inside the restroom.

Police say a 29 year old man has died from a single gunshot around 4 a.m. Sunday on North New St. in Dover.

Police say they found the body of David Clark on the sidewalk with a gunshot to his upper body.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that police say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The city police say they are continuing their investigation and said there was no additional information at this time.