A Laurel man is dead, a Laurel woman was hospitalized and a third person from Laurel remains missing after a boating accident Saturday, Dec. 17 in the Chesapeake Bay.
The U.S. Coast Guardwas called via radio at about 2:45 p.m. for a report of a capsized vessel north of the Chesapeake Bay bridge near the Sandy Point lighthouse. Anne Arundel County authorities received a distress call shortly thereafter, according to Sgt. Art Windemuth of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Neither call provided a location before ending, but the Coast Guard was able to track the general direction. About an hour later, rescuers found Daniel DeNike, 46, and Taylor Rogers, 25, both of Laurel, in the bay northeast of Sandy Point, Windemuth said.
Both were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where DeNike died. Rogers was treated for hypothermia and released, according to Windemuth and a hospital spokeswoman.
Meanwhile, the search continues for the third person, Tyler Cordrey, 25, of Laurel. All three people were wearing life jackets, Windemuth told WJLA.
DeNike was a quality control manager for Mars Labs on C Street, and formerly operated Electronic Lighting Service on C Street with his father, Ken.
Cordrey was a computer programmer at Mars Labs. His dog, Roscoe, was also lost in the accident.
Memorial services for DeNike will be held Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home, 313 Talbott Ave. A memorial service for Cordrey will be held Friday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 211 Phillip Morris Drive, Salisbury.
Plans are being made to salvage the boat, an 18-foot Precision sailboat, which was found in 40 feet of water.