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Posted at 7:37 AM ET, 12/28/2010

Hunters rescued after stuck on island

By The Associated Press

Maryland Natural Resources Police say they broke through ice and faced rough seas to rescue two duck hunters that became stuck on an island in the Chesapeake Bay during severe weather.

Natural Resources Police say the two hunters became stranded Monday on Hart-Miller Island, where they had intended to hunt.

The two men apparently left Rocky Point boat ramp at about 8 a.m. in a 14-foot aluminum boat but immediately took on water from rough seas.

The pair called 911 for help from the island.

Police say Todd Troxell, 40, of Codorus, Pa., was issued a citation for negligent operation.

He told officers he did not check weather reports before setting out on his trip.

By The Associated Press  | December 28, 2010; 7:37 AM ET
Categories:  Emergencies & Rescues, Maryland  
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But a couple of guys rescuing a deer get fined. These two were too stupid to be rescued. Charge them for the rescue, they put the lives of the rescuers at risk.

Posted by: jckdoors | December 28, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Figures just look at where they are from that said it all, what moron would take a 14 foot boat out on the bay. I would have left them on the island till spring...

Posted by: Frank60 | December 28, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Not the brightest thing to do. As for the deer rescuing, it falls in the same category. Fine them as a disincentive to people putting themselves in positions where they have to be rescued (tho the deer savers weren't, they failed to even have basic safety gear).

Posted by: krickey7 | December 28, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

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