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NRP Recovers Body In Nanticoke River
On April 16, 2009, at 8:00 am, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) recovered a body in the Nanticoke River, in the Riverton area of Wicomico County, approx. 1/4mile north of the scene of an April 4, 2009 boating accident. The body has been identified as Cody Coulbourne, from Salisbury, Maryland, and transported to the Medical Examiners Office in Baltimore for further investigation by the NRP Investigative Unit.
NRP officers had been continuously searching for the two victims of the boating accident since the accident date. The accident occurred during strong winds and rough waters..
The Maryland Natural Resources Police encourage all boaters to wear life jackets while on board. It is estimated that 80 percent of all boating fatalities could be prevented if the victims were wearing a life jacket.
Please visit http://www.dnr.state.md.us/boating/ for more information on boating safety.
April 17, 2009
Contact: Sgt. Art Windemuth
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 280 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to conservation and boating law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov