Queen Anne's County authorities recover a boater's body from the Chester River

(WMAR) - Crews recovered the body of a man who fell off a boat in the Chester River in Queen Anne's County,

The 69-year-old man slipped and fell off a 42-foot cabin cruiser Tuesday morning. Two other people were on board and told authorities they could not move the boat to help him, according to a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Crews began scanning the water, which was 48 degrees, for the man. An Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew spotted him from the air and a Coast Guard crew recovered his body shortly before 1 p.m.

The Queen Anne’s County fire department, Maryland State Police, Maryland Natural Resource Police and a small boat crew from Annapolis also aided in the search.

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