The body of a Lancaster County teen was recovered from the Chesapeake Bay by Maryland Natural Resources Police. Daniel Isaac Lugo, 18, of Quarryville was found at about 8:30 am this morning at the mouth of the Susquehanna River where it empties into the bay.
The recent Solanco High School graduate had been swimming with family members Sunday afternoon in the shallow waters of an area known as Susquehanna Flats, when the family’s boat began to drift away. As Lugo went to retrieve the vessel, he began to flounder and called for help.
His stepfather jumped from the boat into the water and was able to grab Lugo’s shirt collar, but could not hold on.
Officers employed side-scan sonar to search Sunday evening and all day Monday. Shortly after resuming the search Tuesday morning, they located Lugo’s body.
Lugo’s body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Baltimore for an autopsy.