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Update on Missing Boaters One Recovered Other Still Missing

Annapolis, Maryland (May 28, 2012) The Maryland Natural Resources Police report that the body of the missing boater from Kent Narrows boating accident was recovered today at 12:30 pm. David Whitlow, 43 from Hebron, Md was recovered near the scene of the boating accident by the Charles County Dive and Rescue unit using side scan sonar. NRP, Coast Guard, MSP aviation, Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Charles County Dive and Rescue Unit had been searching for the victim. The search began after a 21 foot vessel struck a concrete jetty on Sunday at 11:00 pm with four people on board the vessel.

Two people on board the vessel were transported to Shock Trauma and are in stable condition. They are John Perry, 50, from Crownsville, Md and Brenda Werner, 47, from Riva, Md. The fourth occupant, John Bowlin 49, from Linthicum, Md was not transported.

NRP is continuing the search for the fatal boating accident victim that jumped from a drifting boat west of Howell Point, Betterton, Kent County, Md. The victim, Brandon M. Greene, 21 from Edgewood, Md did not resurface after jumping feet first from the vessel. Searchers from NRP, MSP aviation, and Charles County Dive and Rescue are searching the area by vessel, air and using side scan sonar.

The Maryland Natural Resources Police Special Operations Unit is continuing the investigation into both accidents.


   May 28, 2012

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8003 office | 410-713-8449 cell
awindemuth@dnr.state.md.us

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, maritime and 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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