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Maryland Natural Resources Rescue Five On Chesapeake Bay
TAYLORS ISLAND — Saturday, July 2, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) rescued a Glen Burnie man, Cambridge man and their three grandchildren from the Chesapeake Bay near James Island.
NRP officers responded at 2:38 p.m. to the west side of James Island for a boater in distress. Milton Miles, 54, of Glen Burnie and his two grandchildren ages 6 and 9 along with Peter Creager, 50, of Cambridge and his grandson age 5 were fishing in the Chesapeake Bay off of James Island. Their vessel had mechanical difficulties and was getting bashed against the trees and shoreline of the island. NRP helicopter Natural-Four landed on the island assisted the three children from the vessel into the helicopter and transported them Taylors Island. The Taylors Island VFD assisted the NRP in the rescue operation.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 285 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP 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.
July 6, 2005
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov