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Posted at 2:39 PM ET, 06/30/2010

Va. boater presumed dead

By Washington Post editors

A 36-year-old old man who was aboard a boat that sank in the Potomac River Tuesday night is probably dead, rescue workers tell Crime Scene.

"He is presumed drowned," said Sgt. Art Windemuth, a spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

He identified the missing man as Daniel Ray Myers, of King George, Va. Rescue workers believe he was not wearing a life jacket, Windemuth said.

Myers and Glenn Martin Dawson, 52, also of King George, were on a home-made vessel about 20-feet long, propelled by a 150 hp outboard motor. The two men had been testing a piece of pile-driving equipment and were trying to cross from Maryland to Virginia when the boat took on water. Dawson swam to the Virginia side and summoned help.

By Washington Post editors  | June 30, 2010; 2:39 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Virginia  
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