Germantown Man Drowns In Lake Linganore Friday Afternoon

Authorities say he became fatigued while swimming in the Lake.

A Germantown man drowned in Lake Linganore Friday night. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says Andrew Dantzler,18, was pulled from the Lake around 7:45 PM, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say Dantzler was swimming in the Lake at Nightingale Beach with some friends when he became fatigued and disappeared under the water. Fire and rescue crews were dispatched to the scene at around 3:45 PM. Dive teams spent four hours looking for Dantzler.

Authorities determined the drowning to be accidental. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

Rescue divers and water rescue technicians from New Market, Woodsboro, Independent, Gamber (Carroll County) and Savage (Howard County) handled the search and rescue efforts.