Body of Cecil County man found in Elk River

Deforrest Timlin, 49, went missing Saturday after boating accident

August 17, 2010|By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun

Searchers combing the Elk River for a drowned Cecil County man found his body Monday evening, according to a Maryland State Police spokesman.

Deforrest Timlin, 49, who lived in Rising Sun, went missing Saturday after the 28-foot Power Quest motorboat he was piloting struck a buoy near Elk Neck State Park. A passenger was rescued.

Search crews spent much of Sunday and Monday combing the Elk River for his body, a quest that was occasionally interrupted by the threat of thunderstorms. Because of the weather, the task was restricted to surface searches Monday, although crews had expected to use cadaver dogs, divers and aircraft on Tuesday as the weather improved, according to Sgt. Art Windemuth, a spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources police.

At about 9:30 p.m. Monday, Windemuth's agency informed participating agencies in a memo that Timlin's body had been recovered.

Police said they suspected that alcohol played a role in the accident.

nick.madigan@baltsun.com

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