Police say Chevy Chase man dead after accidental drowning

Police say Chevy Chase man dead after accidental drowning

Plus: Choosing to be on the front lines of COVID-19; Chevy Chase moves to ban noisy gas-powered leaf blowers

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Police say Chevy Chase man dead after accidental drowning

A Chevy Chase man has drowned after jumping off the Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis early Friday morning, authorities said.

Annapolis police have identified the man as 33-year-old John Grider. They have ruled his death an accidental drowning. [Patch]

Choosing to be on the front lines of COVID-19

A look at volunteers on the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad as they go beyond the call in their everyday lives [CNN]

Chevy Chase moves to ban noisy gas-powered leaf blowers

Over the years in Maryland, people in the Town of Chevy Chase have complained about the noise of gas-powered leaf blowers, but not much was done — then COVID-19 happened.

Now, with Zoom meetings and distance learning being drowned-out by the gas-powered blowers’ whiny rattle, the town is being asked to incrementally ban the stronger, but noisier, dirtier alternative to electric and battery-powered blowers. [WTOP]

As overwhelmed nursing homes kept taking new patients, some got sick and died

Lorraine Sheppard moved into Potomac Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for physical therapy in mid-April, just as the nursing home reported its first coronavirus case.

Within three weeks, the largely healthy 92-year-old was dead.

Sheppard was one of at least three newly admitted short-term residents who contracted the coronavirus at Potomac Valley — a Rockville facility that continued to take new patients even as it struggled to contain a growing outbreak. [Washington Post]

Today’s weather

Thunderstorms in the afternoon, with a high around 91 and a low around 74

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