Two dead in state waters in past week

Baltimore Co. crews responded to an unoccupied boat Tuesday; DNR officials report drowning in Western Md.

At least two people died and a dozen were rescued from Maryland waters in the past few days as a warm Memorial Day brought swimmers, boaters and fishers outdoors.

A 16-year-old boy drowned Monday in Jennings Randolph Lake in Garrett County, on the state's border with West Virginia. Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson identified the victim as Roy Scott Davis Jr.

Officers were called to the reservoir Monday evening for a missing swimmer, Thomson said. The boy's body was found in 32 feet of water by members of the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department.

Davis was flown to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Thomson said an autopsy will be performed.

The boy's 17-year-old companion was rescued by fishermen, who were unable to reach Davis in time. Thomson said the boys were in an area where swimming isn't allowed.

Early Sunday, crews recovered the body of a 37-year-old man who died in a boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay near Calvert County.

The man was one of five people who went into the water around 3 a.m. Sunday, Thomson said. She said 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.

Seven people out fishing on Memorial Day were rescued after their motorboat capsized on Whitehall Bay near Annapolis.

The boat flipped after striking a sandbar and being hit by a wave, Thomson said. The boaters were rescued by officers aboard a patrol boat. A second patrol boat helped the first one flip the distressed motorboat upright and towed it to Sandy Point State Park, Thomson said.

Baltimore County police marine crews were searching for a body after finding an unoccupied 30-foot sailboat Tuesday morning near North Point State Park and Hart Miller Island, officials said. Recovery divers had found no body as of 7:45 p.m. Tuesday night.

Natural Resources police said they received 588 calls for service; issued 386 tickets and 1,104 warnings; and talked to more than 23,700 recreational anglers, boaters and park goers over the weekend.

Baltimore Sun Media Group and the Associated Press contributed to this article.

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