Check out the Maryland State YouTube Channel Follow us  on Twitter Folllow us on Facebook Email Us DNR Home

Body of Missing Boater in Harford County Recovered

Harford County, Md. (July 17, 2012) – Maryland Natural Resource Police (NRP) Officers recovered the body of Kamhou Zairavong, 35, of Edgewood. Zairavong was boating on the Bush River with a friend on the evening of July 15 when he was whisked away by a current while swimming.

NRP units discovered the victim’s body today at 7:20 a.m. near where he was last seen swimming, in the vicinity of 2021 Park Beach Drive in Aberdeen. Zairavong’s body will be taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

NRP reminds citizens to wear life jackets when boating and swimming.

   July 17, 2012

Contact: Sgt. Brian K. Albert
240-405-5761 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, maritime and 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.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 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