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ALERT: Four Men Found in Bay after Boat Capsized in Calvert County

Calvert County (April 22, 2011) — Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) are investigating a boating accident that occurred near Breezy Point in the Chesapeake Bay today. Four people were located and transported to Calvert Memorial hospital. Three are in critical condition, one is in stable condition.

At 12:15 p.m., NRP received a call from Calvert County 911 about a vessel that had capsized near Buoy 79A in the Chesapeake Bay. The four known passengers of the vessel were located and brought to shore. The vessel is reported to be between 23 and 28” and has not yet been located. Responders included NRP, Maryland State Police aviation and Calvert Fire Department

The incident is still under investigation. Information is limited due to the critical nature of the victims.

   April 22, 2011

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8003 office | 410-713-8449 cell

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 247 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.

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