Maryland man drowns in St. Mary's County
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is investigating the death of a 52-year-old Maryland man who died while on a weekend fishing trip with a friend.
Tyrone Pettiford of Chaptico, Md., died in the early morning hours of Monday, authorities said.
Pettiford disappeared in the dark near Mill Point after fishing with a friend on Sunday. After he and his friend ran their boat aground approximately 50 yards from shore, Pettiford attempted to swim to shore. His friend saw him disappear under the water not far from the boat and called 911. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Charles County dive team assisted the NRP with the search and recovery of Pettiford’s body.
No foul play is suspected, but the cause of the accident is under investigation by the NRP. Pettiford’s body will be sent to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore for an autopsy.
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| August 9, 2010; 4:38 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
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