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Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 05/ 2/2010

Man missing in Md. river

By Erica Johnston


A man was missing in the Susquehanna River in northeastern Maryland on Sunday after jumping in to help another man, the Maryland natural resources police said.

They said Phillip A. Shimboff, 49, of Delta, Pa., jumped into the river near the Pennsylvania border to try to help DeJohn Nash, 45, also of Delta.

The natural resources police said Shimboff, Nash and two other people, also from Delta, which is just over the border, were in a boat in the river about 5 p.m. Saturday near Broad Creek when Nash jumped into the water and was carried away by the current.
After a line thrown from the boat failed to reach Nash, Shimboff and the two others jumped into the water to help him, police said.

The two others reached Nash and kept him afloat for 30 minutes until all three were picked up by another boat.

But Shimboff disappeared, the police said.

A search was suspended about 11 p.m. Saturday and was resumed yesterday, the natural resources police said. The site is about 10 miles northwest of Interstate 95.

-- Martin Weil

By Erica Johnston  | May 2, 2010; 10:22 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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