CHARLES COUNTY, MD (WJZ)– The bodies of two Montgomery County Men were recovered Saturday night from the Potomac River in Charles County.

Investigators with the Maryland Natural Resources Police say a boat was found empty and turning circles near Cobb Island.   Divers were called to the scene and were able to located the bodies of the two men.

The victims have been identified as 47 year-old Eriberto Ferrufino and 43-year-old Franklin Ferrufino of Silver Spring.

Natural Resources Police are still investigating the cause of this fatal accident.

Eighteen people have now died in boating accidents in Maryland waters in the last 18 months.

It’s not known if the victims in this latest incident were wearing life jackets, but in the previous 16 deaths none of the victims were wearing the life saving device.

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