Capsized Boat Claims 1 Life, 5 Rescued Near Ocean City, Md. - Southern Maryland Headline News

Capsized Boat Claims 1 Life, 5 Rescued Near Ocean City, Md.

OCEAN CITY, Md. (June 11, 2011) — One boater died and five were rescued by the Coast Guard in the vicinity of Ocean City Inlet after their boat capsized Saturday morning.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 9 a.m. and reported that an 18-foot pleasure boat capsized at the mouth of the inlet, and the people went in the water.

Two rescue boat crews from Station Ocean City responded and recovered all six people.

The crews recovered one man who was unconscious and unresponsive. The crew performed CPR until they transferred him to emergency medical services personnel waiting at Station Ocean City.

He was taken to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., where he was pronounced dead.

Rescue crews also responded from the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, Maryland State Police and Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Maryland State Police are investigating the cause of the incident.

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