ANNAPOLIS (January 14, 2010)The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) released the following incident report. 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.
OYSTER BOAT HITS NAV AIDE: On January 7 at 11:30 a.m., NRP investigated a commercial boating accident that occurred in Saint Clements Bay and St Patrick Creek in St. Marys County. Louis Charles Hodges of Colton Point, Md. was operating a 20-foot commercial oyster vessel in St. Patricks Creek when he struck a navigational aide. The impact injured Hodges, and two other occupants of the vessel. All three individuals were transport to St. Marys hospital for minor injuries.