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Victim of Saturday’s fatal boating accident in Sussex County identified

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017


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MILTON – The victim of an Oct. 28 fatal boating accident on the Broadkill River near Oyster Rocks Road has been identified as Dan M. Cochran IV, 62, of Lewes.

Cochran, who had been kayaking alone, was located in early afternoon by a couple boating in the area. They initially observed an empty kayak and then noticed the victim floating nearby. The victim’s body was recovered by the Lewes Fire Department and then turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science for an autopsy.

An investigation of the incident was jointly conducted by DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police and the Delaware State Police. The boating accident remains under investigation by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.DE F&W Natural Resources Police logo

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Media contact: Lt. John McDerby, 302-354-1386, or Sgt. Brooke Africa, 302-382-7167, or Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-739-9913, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

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Victim of Saturday’s fatal boating accident in Sussex County identified

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017


DNREC Logo

MILTON – The victim of an Oct. 28 fatal boating accident on the Broadkill River near Oyster Rocks Road has been identified as Dan M. Cochran IV, 62, of Lewes.

Cochran, who had been kayaking alone, was located in early afternoon by a couple boating in the area. They initially observed an empty kayak and then noticed the victim floating nearby. The victim’s body was recovered by the Lewes Fire Department and then turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science for an autopsy.

An investigation of the incident was jointly conducted by DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police and the Delaware State Police. The boating accident remains under investigation by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.DE F&W Natural Resources Police logo

Follow Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Fish-Wildlife-Natural-Resources-Police.

Follow Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Twitter, https://twitter.com/DE_FW_NRPolice. 

Media contact: Lt. John McDerby, 302-354-1386, or Sgt. Brooke Africa, 302-382-7167, or Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-739-9913, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

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