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NRP Rescue Two from Ellis Bay
Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) responded to Ellis Bay in Wicomico County Sunday afternoon, Dec. 11 for a report of boaters in distress. Timothy A. Paschal, 50 and James McCray, 59, both of Salisbury, were scouting the Ellis Bay area off of the Wicomico River for duck hunting. The two called for help at 3:25 p.m. on their cell phone after they became disoriented and their 15-foot vessel experienced mechanical problems. NRP vessels searched the area with the aid of the Maryland State Police (MSP) helicopter. MSP located the two men and directed the vessels to their location. Paschal and McCray were returned to shore by NRP at 9:49 p.m. without injuries.
December 13, 2005
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