ANNAPOLIS (Aug. 19, 2008) - The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) today released the following incident and arrest reports. NRP is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
BOATING ACCIDENT: On Sunday, August 17, at about 1:30 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) investigated a boating accident near Tolly Point on the Chesapeake Bay.
Robert J. Doub, 73, of Baltimore was operating his 40-foot cabin cruiser when he allegedly struck a 14-foot vessel in the stern. Doubs vessel continued over the stern and exited the port side of the 14-foot vessel.
The passenger in the 14-foot vessel, Jesse L. Rhode, 45, of Upper Marlboro was flown to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with non-life threatening injuries. Neither the operator of the 14-foot vessel nor Doub and his passengers sustained injuries.
NRP charged Doub with negligent operation of a vessel, failure to maintain a proper look-out and failure to properly overtake another vessel. As per U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Rules, every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing and any vessel overtaking any other shall keep out of the way of the vessel being overtaken. A court date of Nov. 4 has been scheduled for Doub in Anne Arundel County District Court.
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Maryland State Police assisted NRP with the incident.
BOATING ACCIDENT: The Maryland Natural Resources Police continue their investigation of a Saturday evening, August 16, boating accident that occurred around 6:45 p.m., on the Potomac River near Fairview Beach, Va.
Peter A. Mitchell, 49, of Stafford, Va. was operating a 21-foot twin hulled motor vessel with one passenger, Kay A. Pangburn, 49, of Stafford, Va., onboard when he became separated from the vessel and ended up in the river. He was not wearing a life jacket. Pangburn remained in the vessel and sustained injuries when she made contact with the interior of the vessel. Pangburn was transported to Prince Georges Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries. Mitchell was treated and released at Civista Medical Center.
The incident remains under investigation. King George Fire Department and the Maryland State Police assisted NRP with the incident.