Boating Accident Claims 13th Life this Year

ANNAPOLIS (July 5, 2011) - The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) are investigating a fatal boating accident that occurred on Monday at 4:30 p.m. on the Magothy River near Dobbins Island.

NRP units responded to the area for a report of a missing person that was thrown from a vessel. Preliminary investigation by NRP revealed that James Robert Kane, 25, from Pasadena, and a friend were thrown from a 17-foot Carolina Skiff after the vessel suddenly turned sharply. The friend was picked up by another vessel. Kane could not be located.

NRP Officers, Anne Arundel County Fire Boat, and Coast search the area until sunset for Kane. NRP’s Underwater Operation Unit used divers and side scan sonar to search for the victim. Aviation units from the Maryland State Police and the Coast Guard search the area by air.

The search for Kane continues today.

The Maryland Natural Resources Police Special Operations Division is investigating the accident.

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