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Man dead in boating accident in Western Maryland, police say

A man died in a boating accident on Jennings Randolph Lake in Western Maryland on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The man, whose identity wasn't immediately released, was boating on the lake in Garrett County with a woman about 3 p.m., when the boat began going in circles, said Capt. Brian Albert, a Maryland Natural Resources Police spokesman.

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The woman was able swim to shore, but the man died at the scene, he said.

"We don't know if it was a medical emergency or if he drowned," Albert said.

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The investigation is continuing, and no additional details were available as of Wednesday evening.

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