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DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigating fatal boat accident in Sussex County

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019



REHOBOTH – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers responded to, and are investigating a fatal boat accident that occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m. Sunday, May 19 on the Rehoboth Bay near the Lewes/Rehoboth Canal.

A 16-foot boat capsized, resulting in the boat’s operator and single passenger entering the water. The boat operator and passenger were transported to shore, where the passenger was pronounced dead by Sussex County Emergency Medical Services. At this time, all names are being withheld pending notification of family members. The investigation is ongoing.

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Contact: Sgt. Brooke Mitchell, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-382-7167, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 49, No. 130ca

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DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigating fatal boat accident in Sussex County

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019



REHOBOTH – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers responded to, and are investigating a fatal boat accident that occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m. Sunday, May 19 on the Rehoboth Bay near the Lewes/Rehoboth Canal.

A 16-foot boat capsized, resulting in the boat’s operator and single passenger entering the water. The boat operator and passenger were transported to shore, where the passenger was pronounced dead by Sussex County Emergency Medical Services. At this time, all names are being withheld pending notification of family members. The investigation is ongoing.

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.

Contact: Sgt. Brooke Mitchell, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-382-7167, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 49, No. 130ca

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