Two people have died after a boat struck a pier on the Wicomico River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

A spokeswoman with Maryland Natural Resources Police told news outlets that the accident occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Six people were on the 20-foot boat. In addition to the two who were killed, three were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Crews from Salisbury, Fruitland and Allen responded to the scene to assist in rescue efforts.

The names of those killed were not initially released.

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