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Old 06-24-2011, 11:35 PM
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Heard somebody died at Canal Day, any truth to that?
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Wtf is that?
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I sure hope it's not true. I thought that was today though?

The few people I talked too said I am better off staying away. Any truth to that?

Nort, it's a big raft-up party on the C+D Canal from what I am told. It's about 10 minutes from my new home.
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I can't give too many facts since I didn't see the body, but sometime in the early evening someone went in the water and didn't come out until after 9pm. There were rumors flying all over the place, but the consensus it that a (probably drunk) non swimmer jumped into the water from their boat.

The coast guard was there for sometime including a helicopter with the night sun helping out. The looked all around the marina only to find him directly below where he jumped.

I'm assuming out of respect, the Chesapeake Inn closed down part of the bar and had the band take a break during the recovery.
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I sure hope it's not true. I thought that was today though?


It sort of starts Thursday or Friday, it keeps getting earlier each year.

The few people I talked too said I am better off staying away. Any truth to that?

I personally would not take a nice performance boat there like yours. There are a whole lot of drunk, non-boating, non-caring people, and it is a mob scene.

Nort, it's a big raft-up party on the C+D Canal from what I am told. It's about 10 minutes from my new home.

RIP to the victim.
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I found this when I saw this thread.



Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/25/2011
Delaware man dies in Md. boating accident
By David Marino-Nachison
CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. — A Delaware man has died after a boating accident in Chesapeake City.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say 27-year-old Robert Vernon Baron, of Bear, Del., died after falling into the water after jumping from a docking boat onto a pier.

The accident occurred around 8:25 p.m. Friday at the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

Two other people could not find Baron after jumping into the water after him. His body was recovered by divers around 10:15 p.m. and taken to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore.

Officials say this is the tenth boating fatality of the year in Maryland
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Thanks Ted, a few other people told me the same thing about going there. I'm not 22 yrs old anymore, probably take a rain-check. See ya out there some time!
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Officials say this is the tenth boating fatality of the year in Maryland
This is the most shocking part of that statement Scott, and it's not even July yet. And now I just read this article about an incident on Barnegat Bay. Very Sad.

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/n...cc4c03286.html

Things happen so fast. Let's all please be careful.

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