ANNE ARUNDEL CO, MD (WJZ)– Maryland Natural Resources Police say the body of a Crofton man has been recovered following a boating accident on the West River near Parish Creek Saturday evening.

Police responded to the area around 6p.m. after a white center counsel boat struck a channel piling.

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The impact of the collision caused all six occupants to be ejected from the boat and into the water.

One of the people thrown into the water failed to resurface following the crash.

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Officers and divers from several agencies including the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, Natural Resources Police, the Maryland State Police and the United States Coast guard searched the area and eventually located 21-year-old Nick Barton deceased in the water.

The investigation into the fatal accident is still ongoing.

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