Missing Man Dies After Driving into Pocomoke River

Jan 2, 2019

Credit Don Rush

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP) - Police say a man reported missing in Delaware died after driving a van off a dock into the Pocomoke River, about 90 miles away from where he was last seen.

Dover police said in a statement Tuesday that 86-year-old Wilbert "Eugene" Bray was reported missing Monday. Police said Bray was last seen Monday morning driving a van in Kent County and reportedly suffered from a condition that could pose a threat to his well-being if not properly monitored.

Police in Pocomoke City, Maryland, alerted Dover police that witnesses reported seeing a similar van was driving off a dock into the Pocomoke River around 10 p.m. Monday. Police say the van was recovered from the river, but Bray was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital early Tuesday.