Natural Resources Police Continue Search
And Recovery Of Pasadena Men Lost In Boating Accident
GIBSON ISLAND — Maryland Natural Resources Police are continuing tonight as the lead agency in a search and rescue/recovery of two Pasadena men missing after a boating accident in the Chesapeake Bay today.
The victims were traveling this afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m. in a 40-foot long high performance race boat from Pasadena at a high rate of speed, according to an eyewitness, when the vessel became airborne and began flipping over. The victims, both of Pasadena, are missing.
Natural Resources Police are continuing the search this evening, with assistance from agencies including the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Maryland State Police.
Names of the missing are not being released until next-of-kin notification has been made. Expect updates Monday as information becomes available.
NOTE: The full name of the police agency is Maryland Natural Resources Police. NOT DNR Police.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is an enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources. With an authorized strength of 214 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the Natural Resources Police provide a variety of services in addition to conservation and boating law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis.
The body of Edwin J. Mosmiller, Jr., age 52 of Pasadena was recovered last night. Location of recovery unknown at this time. Next of kin notification was made late last night. Natural Resources Police are continuing to search today for Roger B. Madden, age 42, also of Pasadena. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
Mr. Mosmiller's body was discovered inside the partially capsized vessel. The body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore for autopsy.
Posted February 29, 2004
Updated March 1, 2004