On Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 2:30 pm, in the area of Thomas Point Light, Chesapeake Bay, Anne Arundel County, a vessel (similar in appearance to the picture above) hit and critically injured a swimmer. The vessel fled the scene. Occupants are described as a balding white male, and a younger white female in a white and champagne colored Donzi. Anyone with information in reference to this case is urged to contact Metro Crime Stoppers.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 24, 2010) Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a boating accident. The family of Mark Gentile, age 56 from Mt. Jackson, Virginia, is offering the reward for information on the hit-and-run boating accident that severely injured Gentile on June 5.
We are offering this reward in hopes of catching the person responsible for stealing my life away, said Gentile.
Gentile has been unable to run his business or care for a family member that has Alzheimers since the accident. Gentile spent ten days in Maryland Shock Trauma following the accident and expects to spend at least 90 days at Envoy of Alexandria, a short- and long-term care facility in Alexandria, Virginia.
The accident occurred at 2:30 p.m. near the Thomas Point Light in the Chesapeake Bay when a white and champagne-colored Donzi-type speedboat ran over Mr. Gentile as he was swimming in the water near his sailboat. The speedboat was occupied by at least one balding white male and a younger-looking white female.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is investigating the incident and has enlisted the help of Metro Crime Stoppers to promote awareness of the crime and generate public response. Informant identity is kept confidential. The details that are provided by the tipster are forwarded to NRP for investigation.
To be eligible for the reward, the information must come into the Metro Crime Stoppers by: calling 866-7lockup (866-756-2587), text MCS plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or by web at www.metrocrimestoppers.org.