BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Natural Resources Police say the body of a missing Easton woman was found in the Corsica River.
Stephanie Meredith, 35, went missing Friday evening after a 32-foot racing sailboat, “Mystery”, capsized on the Chester River near Corsica River. At the time of the accident, there were 16 people other on board, all of which were reported safe.
MDNR Police and responders from Kent and Queen Anne’s counties have searched the area since she was first reported missing, but she was not found until sometime Sunday morning. A good Samaritan in a boat, who has remained anonymous at his request, discovered the body at about 8:30 a.m. in the Chester River near Comegy’s Bight.
Meredith’s death marks the 12th boating-related death in Maryland this year, which is more than all of 2017. Last year, Maryland had nine total. Officials say Maryland is on pace for the deadliest year in state history.