Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale


October 21, 1992

Rescue divers find body of 1 missing boater

Rescue divers found the body yesterday of one of two Glen Burnie boaters reported missing after their small craft capsized under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, but were still searching for the other man.

Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered the body of Robert E. Sievers Jr., 38, of Phyllis Drive, near the bridge piling that the 23-foot powerboat "Sundance" hit Sunday night.

The boat owner, Lewis Johnson, 33, also of Glen Burnie, was still missing late yesterday.

A third man aboard the boat was rescued Monday morning after a passing fisherman spotted him shivering on some rocks under the bridge.

James Miller Jr., 26, of Hyattsville, was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis for treatment of hypothermia after spending a frigid 12 hours under the Bay Bridge.

Mr. Miller told investigators yesterday that the engine appeared to be skipping just as the three men reached the bridge. The operator opened the throttle, causing the boat to leap forward, and apparently lost control, according to a spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources.

The capsized boat was found about 10:30 a.m. Monday, flipped over near the Kentmoor Marina on Kent Island.

22-year-old survives major electrical shock

A Prince George's County man was nearly electrocuted yesterday morning when a ladder he was moving touched an electrical line in Annapolis, city police said.

John R. Crowley, 22, of Temple Hills was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center after he suffered a major electrical shock while doing roofing work in the 1800 block of Bowman Court. He was transferred to the burn center at Francis Scott Key Medical Center in Baltimore for intensive treatment, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Mr. Crowley apparently was preparing for a roofing job when the ladder slipped and toppled backward, hitting a 33,000-volt wire.

His company, Rescom Roofing of Laurel, was replacing shingles at the Annapolis Gardens public housing community.

Masked bandits rob gas station manager

Two bandits robbed the manager of a Lothian gas station Monday night, county police reported.

Investigators said that the manager of Bob's Amoco in the 5500 block of Southern Maryland Blvd. was in the parking lot of the station at 9:20 p.m., when the robbers approached him and demanded money.

The robbers were described as black men wearing Army fatigue pants and white masks that partially covered their faces.

They were both about 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighed about 160 pounds.

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