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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2012
Three boaters were rescued Monday evening from Middle River by Natural Resources Police after their small boat capsized in choppy, wind-swept water, the agency reported. An officer found Dwayne W. Abbott, 28, of Essex and Jonathan M. Miller, 11, and William H. Miller, 34, both of Middle River in the 58-degree water near Wilson Point with help from the Baltimore County aviation unit. The boaters were transferred to a Baltimore County Fire Department boat and then taken to Franklin Square Hospital for evaluation, the police report said.
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By Jonathan Munshaw, The Baltimore Sun and By Jonathan Munshaw, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
Liz Sweeney of Timonium used to race her kayak while living in New York City. At the time, Sweeney would practice in the Hudson River, though public access to waterways was hard to find. Now, she is able to get up early and take her kayak to Loch Raven Fishing Center in Baltimore County, as she did on a recent day. Although she no longer races, she still uses her kayak for exercise. Elsewhere at the fishing center that day, minutes after Sweeney got out of the water, Rick Warner of Carney came in on his fishing boat following a morning excursion.
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By L. Alan Keene | May 17, 2011
Sadly, while we Americans rail against big government's intrusion into our personal lives, our unwillingness to stop certain reckless behaviors often invites governmental involvement. Simply put, sometimes we need to have laws passed to protect us from ourselves. If common sense doesn't do it, then the law must. The use of cellphones while driving is a perfect example. States across the nation are scrambling to pass laws prohibiting hand-held cellphone use when behind the wheel.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said. The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday. After the body of Brigette Marchand, 42, of Annapolis, was found in the water off Brandon Shores on Monday, police initiated a search for her partner. Around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday near Fort Howard in Baltimore County, Natural Resources Police found the body of David Frandzen, 40, of Pasadena.
EXPLORE
May 26, 2011
The last week of May is National Safe Boating Week, and this year's campaign theme — Wear It! —brings attention to the importance of always wearing a life jacket when boating. According to the Coast Guard, 84 percent of those who drowned in 2009 were not wearing life jackets. The Laurel Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe-boating classes throughout the year. The next class is June 14 and 18 at the Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Call 703-690-8341 to register.
SPORTS
October 2, 2010
If you were fishing or boating on the Chesapeake Bay the last Sunday in July, you remember how the afternoon went from tranquility to mayhem in a matter of minutes. A powerful storm fueled by near-100 degree temperatures announced its arrival with blinding rain, vicious winds and bursts of lightning. Emergency and mayday calls filled the airwaves and sent rescue vessels out into the caldron. Natural Resources Police responded to 11 calls, ranging from capsized boats to a vessel taking on water.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2013
Two men were rescued from the St. Martin River near Ocean City on Monday after their sail boat capsized in high winds, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A "good Samaritan" who noticed the sail boat overturned in the water alerted the Coast Guard's Ocean City station about 12:30 p.m., and a crew arrived at the scene about 15 minutes later, the Coast Guard said. There, the crew noticed the mast of the overturned boat "raising and falling in and out of the water," and realized one of the boaters was trying to right the boat, said Petty Officer 1st Class William King, the Coast Guard's responding coxswain, in a statement.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | December 24, 1993
The captain of the El Toro II made news this month when he told a Coast Guard inquiry that he had switched off his weather radio before leaving the dock Dec. 5 and never tuned in again. But some local boaters say Chesapeake Bay forecasts are so unreliable that they generally depend on other boaters and their own experiences.The National Weather Service says that it often does not have enough information to compile accurate reports on water conditions and that it is asking to nearly double the number of stations gathering bay weather information.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2005
Drunken sailors should beware this weekend. Every available Natural Resources Police officer in the state will be pulling over boats beginning tonight to look for intoxicated boaters. The goal is to remind boaters that drunken driving rules don't end at the shore. About 280 officers will stop boaters at sobriety checkpoints this weekend. "It is like a traffic stop," said Cpl. Ken Turner of the Natural Resources Police. "We're looking for anything and everything." It is illegal to drive a powerboat, sail a yacht or paddle a canoe while drunk.
NEWS
By ANNIE LINSKEY | December 18, 2005
Boating gear tends to cost several times more than you think it should. A simple clam cleat can run about $50. Replacing the winch handle that went overboard can cost about $70. However, as boaters tidy up their vessels this winter, they'll be pleased to know that one perennial expense is now free. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is providing a popular type of electronic chart called a raster chart for no charge on its Web site. Several private companies are also providing the same charts on Web sites as well.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
A Sykesville man was seriously injured after he jumped off the bow of a 22-foot rental boat and was then run over by the vessel on Isle of Wight Bay in Ocean City Monday, police said. John Scott Hauf, 26, had lacerations to his left shoulder, neck and head from the boat's propeller. Hauf was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury in critical condition, and then later taken Maryland Shock Trauma. He was listed in stable condition Tuesday. The operator of the boat failed a field sobriety test, police said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
A Severna Park man died from an apparent heart attack while boating on an Anne Arundel County creek, Maryland Natural Resources Police said Saturday. Frederick Ervin Jr., 56, and a friend were taking a boat out for the first time this year on Crownsville's Plum Creek at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday when Ervin felt sick, said Sgt. Brian Albert, a police spokesman. Plum Creek is a tributary of the Severn River. Ervin went to the side of the 33-foot center console power boat and leaned over, falling into the water, Albert said.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
Jeff Lill is a popular man lately, as captain of the J.C. Widener, one of the state's few ice breakers. After leaving its Annapolis harbor at 8:30 Wednesday morning, the Widener spent the day criss-crossing the waters off Anne Arundel County - beckoned for help from the creeks of the Severn River to government research buoys in the Chesapeake Bay. It cleared paths for a sea trial from an Annapolis marina, a waterman in search of rockfish on the...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2013
Two men were rescued from the St. Martin River near Ocean City on Monday after their sail boat capsized in high winds, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A "good Samaritan" who noticed the sail boat overturned in the water alerted the Coast Guard's Ocean City station about 12:30 p.m., and a crew arrived at the scene about 15 minutes later, the Coast Guard said. There, the crew noticed the mast of the overturned boat "raising and falling in and out of the water," and realized one of the boaters was trying to right the boat, said Petty Officer 1st Class William King, the Coast Guard's responding coxswain, in a statement.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
Thousands of traffic signals on the Chesapeake Bay from the mouth of the Susquehanna River to the entrance of the Atlantic Ocean lead cargo ship captains, commercial fishermen and recreational boaters out of harm's way. When they go on the blink, transportation officials call on the ANTs. A dozen men and women at Baltimore's Coast Guard station make up the Aids to Navigation Team, responsible for maintaining buoys, markers and lighthouses. They change light bulbs, scrape and paint metal, and bang out dents caused by sloppy seamanship.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
Rescue workers planned to continue searching waters near Gibson Island in Anne Arundel County on Wednesday for a missing man who was tossed from a boat in the area during a squall Monday, according to a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police spokesman. The man, identified as Jason Wesley Ryman, 27, of the Philadelphia area, was on a sailboat with three others when the squall caused the boat to tip, said Sgt. Brian Albert, the spokesman. Ryman and his girlfriend were both thrown from the boat, Albert said.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | May 25, 1992
OCEAN CITY -- Cecil Decker of Baltimore was jet skiing yesterday with his 11-year-old son, Chris, when he was stopped by Maryland Natural Resources Police near 28th Street for speeding.Mr. Decker received an oral warning from the officers."I do know what you're talking about," Mr. Decker said about the complaints of speeding. "But no matter how far away you are, people still complain."Officer 1st Class Scott Richardson, one of two officers aboard the 19-foot Boston Whaler patrolling the West Ocean City Harbor, agreed.
SPORTS
By PETER BAKER | October 2, 1991
Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard was to begin enforcing the penalties for those boaters who have yet to purchase or display the decals that validate the payment of a controversial federal user fee.Over the past two months, much has been made about the user fee that is expected to raise more than $700 million over the next five years, but apparently, few people have taken the tax seriously.According to Coast Guard figures, by late last week, less than 10 percent of the nation's 4.1 million eligible boaters have bought their decal.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2012
Rescue workers searched Monday for a 27-year-old man from Philadelphia who fell off a sailboat near Gibson Island during an afternoon squall. According to Sgt. Brian Albert, public information officer for the Maryland Natural Resources Police, emergency workers responded to a call shortly after 1 p.m. Monday about a man missing in the waters off Gibson Island and searched for him until 8:30 p.m. Albert identified the missing boater as Jason...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
Department of Natural Resoruces Police started a third day's search early Thursday for a 52-year-old boater missing and presumed dead in Middle River creek. As divers stopped searching Wednesday, another body was located in the Chester River across the Chesapeake Bay, according to DNR police. The first person was separated from his boat in the Frog Mortar Creek Tuesday afternoon, said Sgt. Brian Albert, a DNR Police spokesman. Neither the man nor the body had been identified as of Thursday morning.
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