Fatal Boating Accident is Tenth This Year - Southern Maryland Headline News

Fatal Boating Accident is Tenth This Year


ANNAPOLIS (June 25, 2011) - The Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating a fatal boating accident that occurred Friday at 8:25 p.m. at the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Chesapeake City.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Robert Vernon Baron, 27, from Bear, Delaware fell into the water after jumping from a vessel that was in the process of docking onto a pier. Two people from the vessel jumped into the water and could not locate Baron.

Baron’s body was recovered at 10:15 p.m. by the Susquehanna Hose Company Divers. Baron’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy.

The Maryland Natural Resources Police Special Operations Division is continuing the investigation into the accident.

This is Maryland’s tenth boating fatality of the year.

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