Volunteer divers with Brass Anchor Scuba Center in Frederick, Md., found the body of a 19-year-old Hagerstown man in the Potomac River by searching a grid using anchored ropes called jackstays, the business's owner said Monday.
Jason Leon Line was found at 3:36 p.m. Friday "laying right on the river bottom," closer to the West Virginia shore than where dogs had indicated they smelled the scent of a dead body, Brass Anchor owner Terry Brady said.
Line and two others intended to swim from the Maryland banks off Big Slackwater to the West Virginia banks Wednesday about 6:30 p.m., Maryland Natural Resources Police Spokesman Sgt. Ken Turner said. When the others - another young man and a woman - made it to the other side, they discovered their friend didn't make it, Turner said.