Accidental Death of Eight-Year-Old Boy in Abingdon

(Abingdon, MD – May 22, 2010) At approximately 7:30pm on Friday, May 21, 2010, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies and members of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company responded to a 911 call involving a boy that had fallen in a stream that was located in a wooded area off the rear of the 1300 block of Harford Town Drive in Abingdon, MD.

Investigation determined that two boys, ages 8 and 7, had been playing in the stream skimming stones less than a mile from their home. The eight-year-old, Justin Hayes Wilson, slipped and fell into the stream. After several failed attempts to reach his friend in the water, the seven-year-old ran home to get help. His parents called 911.

Together, members of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company, APG Fire Department and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company worked diligently to render aid to the youth. He was transported by Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Justin Hayes Wilson was pronounced dead at approximately 8:45pm on Friday, May 21, 2010. He was eight years old.

Harford County Sheriff’s Office detectives determined the death was accidental with no suspicious circumstances. Final cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

News Release

May 22, 2010


  • Monica A. Worrell

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