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Del. Man Dies In Boating Accident In Md.

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(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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

Maryland Natural Resources Police say Robert Vernon Baron, 27, 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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