Trio pulled from Chesapeake Bay off Sandy Point after boat capsizes

E.B. Furgurson III
Contact Reporterpfurgurson@capgaznews.com

Three people were pulled from the Chesapeake Bay off Sandy Point State Park on Saturday afternoon after their 16-foot flat bottomed boat capsized, the Natural Resources Police said.

Two adults and a child were quickly pulled to safety by a good Samaritan in the 12:37 p.m. incident.

“We got there in two or three minutes, and a good (Samaritan) swooped in and grabbed them as we pulled up,” NRP spokesman Candy Thomson said.

Boat U.S. arrived and hauled the upended craft to Sandy Point, officials said.

The child was wearing a life jacket but the two adults were not, Thomson said.

The boat owner was a 58-year-old man from Temple Hills. There was no further information available on the other passengers, except all were uninjured.

“Tomorrow begins the most dangerous boating month in Maryland,” Thomson said to underscore the need for safety and life preservers.

“We already have 10 fatalities this year and one person unaccounted for,” she said. “We had nine all of last year.”

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