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NRP Recover Missing Boater’s Body
Pennsylvania Man Had Been Missing Since Late November
HART MILLER ISLAND — Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) last evening recovered the body of Thomas L. Davis, 52, of Stewartstown, Pa. A passing boater reported seeing the body near Rocky Point in Hawk Cove on the south west side of Hart Miller Island. Recovery and positive identification of the individual was made at approximately 4:20 p.m. Next of kin notification was made. The body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy.
NRP had been conducting daily surface searches for Thomas ’s body since he was reported missing on Nov.29, 2004 as weather permitted. Thomas’s vessel was located later that morning, aground on the west side of Hart Miller Island. Thomas had left out of the Sue Creek area of Middle River the previous day for a fishing trip. He was operating a 25’ cabin cruiser vessel.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is an enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources. With an authorized strength of 285 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the Natural Resources Police provide a variety of services in addition to conservation and boating law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
February 23, 2005
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