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Maryland Natural Resources Police Recover Missing Boater

Annapolis, Md. (June 2, 2011) – The Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered the body of Mark Allen Harvison today at 4 p.m. about a mile south of the Chesapeake Bay bridge on the shoreline in Queen Anne’s County.

Harvison, 40, of Pasadena, Md., has been the subject of a continuous search since he was reported missing at 4 a.m. on May 28. Harvison was reported to have fallen overboard a boat near Thomas Point Light in the Chesapeake Bay.

Harvison’s body was transported to the office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. NRP’s Special Operations Division will continue to investigate the accident.

   June 2, 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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