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Body of Missing Boater Recovered Near Chesapeake Beach

Calvert County, Md. (July 3, 2012) – On the evening of July 1, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) recovered the body of a missing boater identified as 26-year-old Angel Giovani Ayala Cerros of Alexandria, Virginia. The body was recovered in the Chesapeake Bay late Sunday near Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County.

The fatality was the result of the heavy winds and storms that came through the area late Friday night. The storm caused the victim’s boat to overturn and capsize. Four other people on the boat at the time of the accident were rescued early Saturday morning.

His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy. NRP Special Operations Division continues the investigation into this fatal boating accident.


   July 3, 2012

Contact: Sgt. Brian K. Albert
240-405-5761 cell
balbert@dnr.state.md.us 

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 247 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to conservation, maritime and 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 11 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