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UPDATE (August 27  11:02 a.m.):

Baltimore County Fire Department officials have determined that the incident was caused by the misuse of household cleaners that caused an irritating odor and non-life threatening symptoms.

Baltimore County Fire Department units have begun to clear the scene and residents are being allowed back into the building.

Approximately 19 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment were assigned to the incident.

Original release (August 27  10:07 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department is on the scene at a Cockeysville apartment building investigating a strange odor.

Units responded to an apartment building in the Unit Block of Snowdrift Court 21030 just before 7:30 a.m. this morning after someone smelled a strange odor in a hallway.

Approximately 15 people have been evacuated from the building and evaluated by medical personnel. No one has been transported to the hospital.

The Baltimore County Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team is at the scene as fire officials continue to investigate the cause of the odor.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

UPDATE (June 13):

Nancy Cofiell Freeland, the 69-year-old woman missing from Cockeysville, has been located unharmed in New Jersey.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared her information on social media.

Original release (June 12):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 69-year-old woman missing from the Cockeysville area.

Nancy Cofiell Freeland is a white female, 5’04”, 230 pounds, with hazel eyes and gray hair. It is unknown what she might be wearing. She should be operating a brown 1997 Dodge Caravan with Maryland tags of 13594HV.

Freeland was last seen at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon at her home in the 10700 block of Tyrie Avenue 21030. She is in the early stages of dementia.

The Maryland State Police have activated a Silver Alert for Freeland.

Anyone with information on Nancy Cofiell Freeland is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (June 30):

Steve Curtis Jennings Jr was last seen in the water at Beaver Dam Swim Club at 2:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon; 911 was called after he could not be found.

Among the Baltimore County Fire Department resources sent to the incident on Saturday were two boats and the Urban Search and Rescue truck (USAR 17) from Station 17 in Texas (near Cockeysville). Divers from the Middle River Volunteer Ambulance Rescue Company also responded to assist searching the water.

Rescue crews and divers searched the water unsuccessfully for Steve Curtis Jennings Jr until rescue operations ceased at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday morning, members of the Baltimore County Police Dive Team responded to the Beaver Dam Swim Club to begin searching the water for Steve Curtis Jennings Jr.

An initial search by police divers for Steve Curtis Jennings Jr was not successful. Early in the afternoon, police requested a “side scan sonar unit” from Central Maryland Task Force Two (a regional task force) so a more detailed underwater search could be conducted. A member of the Baltimore City Fire Department responded with the unit and began to scan underwater.

In the early evening, the scan indicated an object under the water. Divers were immediately sent into the water to verify what the object was. Due to the terrain on the bottom of the quarry, it was difficult to guide the divers, so they had to return to the surface. A stokes basket was then dropped straight down in the water next to the sonar contact, and divers followed the line straight down.

At 7:33 p.m., divers located a body 58 feet underwater. The body was removed from the water at 7:40 p.m. and later confirmed to be Steve Curtis Jennings Jr.

The body of Steve Curtis Jennings Jr was removed to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore City for an autopsy.

UPDATE:

Baltimore County Police have recovered the body of a man who went missing yesterday from a swim club in Hunt Valley.

At 7:40 p.m. this evening, Baltimore County Police Divers removed the body of 36-year-old Steve Curtis Jennings Jr of the 5300 block of 85th Avenue in New Carrolton from the water at Beaver Dam Swim Club.

Steve Curtis Jennings Jr was reported missing late Saturday afternoon when relatives could not find him. He was last seen in the water.

The body of Steve Curtis Jennings Jr will be removed to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore City.

Original release:

At 4:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to the Beaver Dam Swim Club in the 10800 block of Beaver Dam Road 21030 for an inland water rescue. The caller into 911 stated that there was an adult male missing from the location. The male was last seen in the water 2 hours before.

Approximately 11 pieces of Fire Department equipment responded to the scene. This included The Search and Rescue Team from Station 17 (Texas) and the Middle River Volunteer Dive Team.

The Baltimore County Police Aviation Unit assisted in the search.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. the fire department ceased rescue operations and turned command of the incident over to the police department.

This morning members of the Baltimore County Police Dive Team began a search of the water at Beaver Dam Swim Club. At this time, they have not located the missing person.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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