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NRP Recovers Body of Missing Boater

Anne Arundel County (August 1, 2011) — The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) recovered the body of Charles Ryder, 48, of Glen Burnie, Md. on July 31.

At 5:15 p.m. on July 30, Ryder jumped from a Sea Ray vessel while it was under way on Stony Creek. NRP, Anne Arundel Fire and Rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police Aviation and a Baltimore City fire boat searched for Ryder until nightfall. NRP and Anne Arundel units resumed the search on July 31 with side scan sonar and divers. Ryder’s body was recovered at 12:30 p.m.

   August 1, 2011

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8003 office | 410-713-8449 cell

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 247 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to conservation and boating law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.

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