Drowning victim's body recovered

December 23, 1991

The body of a 13-year-old Beltsville boy, who apparently drowned Saturday while trying to save his 15-year-old brother who had fallen into the water near the mouth of Parish Creek in Anne Arundel County, has been recovered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources police.

The body of Tyler Yates was found at 12:50 p.m. yesterday not far from the spot where he jumped into the water, which was about 7 to 10 feet, said Robert Gould, a DNR spokesman.

An autopsy was to be performed, Gould said.

Gould said Tyler and his brother, Timothy, had finished repairing a duck blind and were returning to shore in a 15-foot boat shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday when a wake hit the small craft and knocked Timothy into the water.

"The 13-year-old jumped in to try and save him," Gould said. "It's kind of sad."

Their father, Ralph Yates, who was on shore, saw his sons' craft going in circles. He jumped into his boat and was able to yank the 15-year-old from the water, Gould said.

DNR police searched for Tyler until dark Saturday then resumed the search yesterday, Gould said.

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