Body of Missing Boater Found

Boat sank after it experienced engine trouble

Sunday, Nov 7, 2010  |  Updated 7:54 PM EDT
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River Death in Calvert County

Timothy Dale Bourne, 50, from Port Republic, was a passenger in a fishing boat that sank near Broomes Island.

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River Death in Calvert County

Derrick Ward reports that Timothy Bourne's body was found in the waters off Broome's Island in Calvert County on Sunday.
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The body of a fisherman who went missing after his boat sank in the Patuxent River was recovered Sunday afternoon, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Timothy Dale Bourne, 50, from Port Republic, was a passenger in a fishing boat that sank near Broomes Island. The boat, carrying Bourne and two others, experienced engine trouble after the day of fishing. The men anchored the vessel and called the nearby marina for assistance. According to reports, the vessel took on water after a large wave crashed over the stern and began to sink.

All three men put on life jackets and jumped into the water.

The two other boaters, Thomas Eric Johnson, 46, and Julis Lamond Camp, 37, were rescued by a nearby jet skier, according to NRP Sgt. Art Windemuth, and taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital and treated for hypothermia.

NRP officers, Coast Guard and members of local fire departments searched the area with boats and Maryland State Police aviation searched the area by air. The search continued until midnight and continued until they discovered his body early Sunday afternoon around 1:30 p.m, less than 150 yards from where the vessel sank.

NRP Special Operation Division is continuing the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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