ANNAPOLIS (August 24, 2011)The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) released the following report regarding a serious boating accident in Charles County. 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.
On August 20 at 2:48 pm., NRP responded to investigate a personal watercraft accident that occurred in the Port Tobacco River. The investigation revealed that Norman Linwood Vassar, Jr., of Waldorf, was operating the vessel when he struck a wave and lost control of the vessel. Vassar was thrown from the vessel and then struck by it. He was flown to Prince Georges Hospital and treated for chest injuries.