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Posted at 3:01 PM ET, 08/17/2010

Md. man killed in boating accident

By Washington Post editors

The body of a 49-year-old Maryland man was recovered from the waters of the Elk River, two days after he was thrown from his boat after a collision with a buoy.

Deforrest W. Timlin of Rising Sun, Md., was traveling from Chesapeake Inn to Button Wood Beach on Saturday when his 28-foot power boat struck a buoy. Timlin was thrown from the boat. A passenger, Eric Pryor of North East, Md., was rescued and taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Maryland Natural Resources Police have been searching for Timlin since the accident at Buoy 19. Officers found the body Monday night about 500 yards north of the accident site.

Police said the investigation is continuing, but alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor.

Timlin is the 11th victim of a boating accident in the state this year. In 2009, Maryland had 16 fatal boating accidents, and alcohol or drug use was a contributing factor in eight of them.

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 3:01 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Comments

Too many of these boatin' goobers cruise WITH booze.

Wonder what percentage of 'em get started in the a.m. with a shot or four, get really smashed on the boat, then DUI to the tavern, then really, really DUI all the way home?

Posted by: perryneheum | August 17, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

My condolences to his family!

Posted by: jerseylil | August 18, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

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