Body of man who fell from boat recovered in the Patuxent

May 19, 2007|By Laura McCandlish

The body of a 35-year-old man who fell from the stern of a fishing boat Sunday night was recovered in the Patuxent River in Calvert County yesterday morning, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

A boater found the body of William Linden O'Neill III of Prince Frederick about a mile southwest of the mouth of St. Leonards Creek at 8:22 a.m., said Sgt. Ken Turner, spokesman for the Natural Resources Police. O'Neill had fallen from a 35-foot boat about 9 p.m. Sunday night. Three other people were on board.

The Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and volunteer fire companies from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties assisted natural resources police with the search.

Linden's body was transported to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy. Turner said the incident remains under investigation.

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