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Man dies in Chesapeake Bay boating accident

A man died early Sunday in a boating accident in the Chesapeake Bay.

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a 37-year-man has died in a boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay off Calvert County.

Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says the man was one of five people who went into the water around 3 a.m. Sunday. Thomson says the victims were aboard a small boat that started taking on water at the mouth of Fishing Creek in Chesapeake Beach.

A bystander pulled all five people from the water and began performing CPR on the unconscious man. Firefighters also performed CPR and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The man lived in New Carrollton.

Thomson says the other four people refused medical treatment.

The man was the second person to die this year in a boating accident in Maryland waters.

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