1 Dead, 8 Saved After Boat Goes Over Dam

Maryland authorities say one person is dead and eight others have been rescued from Lake Linganore after their boat went over the dam.

Candy Thomson, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police, tells The Frederick News-Post that Stephen Wade Hembree, 62, of New Market, Maryland, was operating the boat and died following the Saturday evening incident.

Rescue workers recovered the man's body Saturday night, about five hours after the accident. An autopsy is pending.

The eight people who were rescued were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital. Information about their condition was not immediately available.

Authorities say three of the eight rescued were stranded on the spillway, clinging to rocks as a Maryland State Police helicopter hoisted them up to the aircraft one by one. The nine people on the boat ranged from teenagers to adults.

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