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One dead, two hurt in Kent Narrows boat crash

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An Eastern Shore man is dead and two people remained hospitalized after their small boat hit the south jetty at Kent Narrows late Sunday, police said.

The body of David R. Whitlow, 43, was recovered at 12:30 p.m. Monday by a team from Charles County Dive Rescue, Maryland Natural Resources Police Lt. A.A. Windemuth said.

Whitlow, of Hebron in Wicomico County, was thrown from the 21-foot-Boston Whaler when it hit the concrete jetty at about 11 p.m. Sunday, Windemuth said.

He was one of four people on board for the trip from Annapolis to Kent Narrows, Windemuth said.

John Perry, 50, of Crownsville, and Brenda Werner, 47, of Riva, were flown by helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma, where they stable on Monday, Windemuth said.

Windemuth said Perry was the operator of the boat.

John Bowlin, 49, of Linthicum, the fourth person on board, was not taken to a hospital, Windemuth said.

Boats from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, the Maryland Natural Resources Police and Queen Anne's County Fire Rescue and helicopters from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., and the Maryland State Police joined in the search for Whitlow.

The incident remains under investigation, Windemuth said.

An earlier version of this reporter misidentified the operator of the boat. John Perry was the operator of the boat, Maryland Natural Resources Police Lt. Windemuth said Wednesday.

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