Two people died and four were rescued in a boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay Saturday when their 25-foot boat capsized two miles south of Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary's County, according to Department of Natural Resources Police.
Sgt. Brian Albert, a spokesman for the DNR police, said authorities were still on the scene and were trying to recover the boat. The victims were identified as two Lexington Park, Md., men — David Chase, 55, and David Fletcher, 43.
"We think that the accident was due to rough seas, but we're not positive," Albert said.
The Coast Guard overheard a broadcast from a local charter boat captain asking for assistance, the agency said. The captain received a phone call from a relative of someone on board who had called them saying the 25-foot boat was taking on water, according to the Coast Guard. Waves of three to five feet had been reported at the time.