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

Posted: 11:46 AM, Apr 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-17 22:55:20Z
Authorities seek overboard boater in QA County
Authorities seek overboard boater in QA County
Authorities seek overboard boater in QA County
Authorities seek overboard boater in QA County
Authorities seek overboard boater in QA County
Authorities seek overboard boater in QA County

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.