4 Hospitalized After Boat Capsizes In Chesapeake

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland Natural Resources Police say four men are hospitalized after being rescued from the Chesapeake Bay.

Natural Resources Police say their boat capsized near Breezy Point in Calvert County about noon Friday. Three were later reported in critical condition at Calvert Memorial hospital and the fourth was reported in stable condition.

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  • Doug

    A small boat with four big guys,a little wind ,a little wave action,
    too much weight on one side,and over she rolls.
    Seen it myself.
    You really got to know before you go.
    Know this.
    That water is pretty cold right now.Burrrrr.

  • John

    My understanding is this was not a “small” boat……..28 ft in lenght…….big enough to hold more then 4 big men………………provided the Bay conditions were good. A small craft warning was posted………..

  • Doug

    The mate was a mighty sailing man ,
    the skipper,brave and sure.
    Four foolish lads set sail that day,
    for a three hour tour.A three hour tour.
    The weather started getting ruff,
    the tiny boat was tossed,
    if not for the rescue from the NRP,
    these four lads would be lost.
    These four lads would be lost..

  • Anderson

    These men are brothers, fathers, uncles, and husbands. I never thought people could make such heartless comments. 2 lost their lives already, 1 stable, 1 critical. I seen no reason for the joking, insulting comments. So maybe they should not of going out on the water. The accident does not make it right for people like you to make rude comments. I prayer you never have family in an incident like this.

    • jeff

      I understand and agree that the rude comments are uncalled for.

      However, I will state this as kindly as possible: There are too many people that can afford the payments on a boat that have no business whatsoever of being out in the Bay. It is no joke out there, as I personally have been on the water for over thirty years. Granted, I have a boat made for and quite able to be in rough seas, but I still know my limitations and, as they say, discretion is the better part of valor.

      If your experience is limited, respect the small craft advisories. Learn your vessel intimately, fuel systems, pumping systems, lights, COMPASS AND CHARTS, proper safety equipment, any and all functions of the vessel.

      The length of the vessel does not matter so much as design, so again, learn your vessel and how she acts in different types of weather and seas in smaller bodies of water before attempting to go in the Bay, even if it doesn’t seem so bad at the time. Tidal flows and changing winds (direction and strength) can make a bluebird day become a nightmare. Once out in the Bay, it may be an arduous task to make it back.

      My thoughts and condolences to those affected by this tragedy.

      I offer my words to all so they may enjoy the Bay without being caught in a situation such as this one

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