Police log for 6/12

June 12, 2002

Dad: Teen expected to recover from burns

KEEDYSVILLE - The father of a 13-year-old Keedysville boy who sustained serious burns to both legs Monday afternoon said Tuesday his son is "hurting" but will recover from his injuries.

Nathan Twigg was burned after he lighted gasoline that he had poured onto a toy at his 21 Mount Hebron Road home around 5 p.m. Monday, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office. The burning gas vapors then ignited Nathan's pants.

"He is at the Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center," said Andy Twigg Tuesday afternoon. "His mother is still down there with him and I'm headed back."

Nathan sustained second- and third-degree burns to his legs, fire officials said.

"We want to thank everyone for their concern and their prayers," Andy Twigg said.

Official: Man died of self-inflicted wound

SHARPSBURG - The body of a Mechanicsburg, Pa., man in his 40s was found in a remote area of Antietam Battlefield late Tuesday afternoon, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a Washington County medical examiner said.


Dr. Howard N. Weeks said he was called to the scene to examine the man who was found after a lengthy search.

At 4 p.m., rescuers and the Maryland State Police helicopter were directed to search an area near the old stone bridge on Burnside Bridge Road along Antietam Creek for a report of a seriously injured man.

The initial call came into Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications via a cellular telephone which was disconnected before questions could be asked, a dispatcher said.

Emergency personnel responded and searched for nearly an hour with no success. Then, just as everyone was leaving the area, the man's body was located and Weeks said he was called to the scene.

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