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Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/25/2011

Delaware man dies in Md. boating accident

CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. — A Delaware man has died after a boating accident in Chesapeake City.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say 27-year-old Robert Vernon Baron, of Bear, Del., died after falling into the water after jumping from a docking boat onto a pier.

The accident occurred around 8:25 p.m. Friday at the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

Two other people could not find Baron after jumping into the water after him. His body was recovered by divers around 10:15 p.m. and taken to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore.

Officials say this is the tenth boating fatality of the year in Maryland.

By The Associated Press  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/25/2011

Categories:  Maryland, Crime and Public Safety

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