Police: Body of missing Maryland woman swept away by flood waters located
CHURCHVILLE, Md. - The body of missing Maryland woman 34-year-old Melissa Lehew has been recovered, police say.
Maryland State Police say that a body was found at around 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon, has now been identified as Lehew.
Lehew was swept away by rushing waters on Friday night while trying to help a stranded driver in Harford County, Maryland.
Police say 34-year-old Melissa Anne Lehew, from Darlington, Md. went missing Friday when she and her boyfriend stopped to help a man whose car became disabled on Broad Run Bridge.
Maryland State Police say Lehew and her boyfriend got a rope and tried to assist the man in his car, but Lehew fell. Her boyfriend tried to help her, but she reportedly fell again before being swept over the bridge and into the rushing water of Broad Run.
Authorities recovered the body of the driver Lehew and her boyfriend were trying to rescue, 67-year-old Daniel Samis, on Saturday.
Lehew's boyfriend called Lehew "selfless," apparent from the way that she made such an effort to help someone else.