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DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigate personal watercraft accident on C&D Canal

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017


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NEW CASTLE – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are investigating a personal watercraft (PWC) boating accident in the C&D Canal near Summit Bridge Tuesday afternoon that injured a Middletown man.DE F&W Natural Resources Police logo

The 56-year-old victim was traveling west in the canal when he encountered waves from another vessel’s wake, and was thrown from his PWC into the water. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers on marine patrol saw him and assisted in getting him to shore. He was flown by Delaware State Police helicopter to Christiana Hospital.

The Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigation into the accident is continuing.

Media contacts: Lt. John McDerby, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-354-1386, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

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DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigate personal watercraft accident on C&D Canal

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017


DNREC Logo

NEW CASTLE – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are investigating a personal watercraft (PWC) boating accident in the C&D Canal near Summit Bridge Tuesday afternoon that injured a Middletown man.DE F&W Natural Resources Police logo

The 56-year-old victim was traveling west in the canal when he encountered waves from another vessel’s wake, and was thrown from his PWC into the water. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers on marine patrol saw him and assisted in getting him to shore. He was flown by Delaware State Police helicopter to Christiana Hospital.

The Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigation into the accident is continuing.

Media contacts: Lt. John McDerby, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-354-1386, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 47, No. 138

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