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A Mechanicsville man who was pulled from a vehicle submerged in a creek off the Patuxent River died Sunday, according to the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

William M. Joy, 65, of Mechanicsville was extricated from a vehicle that was found partially submerged in the water near a boat ramp at Cape St. Mary’s Marina in Mechanicsville.

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department and other crews responded to a 3:38 p.m. call Feb. 19, according to a statement from Capt. Terry L. Black.

The Calvert County Rescue Dive Team assisted with an underwater search and discovered Joy unresponsive in the vehicle, according to the statement. Rescue volunteers initiated CPR and transported Joy to St. Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The vehicle was in about 6 to 8 feet of water 50 feet or less from the shoreline and was still floating when the dive team arrived, according to the team’s chief.

Joy was transported to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.