Hebron Boater Killed in Kent Narrows Crash - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Hebron Boater Killed in Kent Narrows Crash

Posted: Updated:

KENT NARROWS, Md. - Rescue crews on Monday afternoon recovered the body of missing boater, 43-year-old David Whitlow of Hebron, Md., right next to the concrete jetty in Kent Narrows. 

Police said that around 11:15 p.m. Sunday, Whitlow was on board a 20-foot boat when it crashed into the unlit concrete jetty just beyond the Kent Island Yacht Club. Crews searched until 3 a.m. Monday and resumed their search later that morning. They found Whitlow's body at around noon.

Search and rescue diver William Porter said that by using sonar, crews were able to find the victim, but it was not easy.

"The conditions were very tough in that the way the currents come around the jetty that was causing a lot of turbulence for our sonar," Porter said.

"We came back dressed up a diver, and made the dive and positively identified the victim," said Porter.

John Jackson of Grasonville knows the concrete jetty well. He said that at night it is tough to see.

"It's pretty opaque at night. If you're not familiar with the area you should be going very slow and have a good view of what's in front of you if it's dark. In the daytime it's no problem," said Jackson.

Carol Haskell of Grasonville has been boating for over 40 years. She said that out on the water it is easy to become distracted.

"Most of these people that have accidents like that are not paying attention in a lot of cases to hit a jetty," said Haskell.

The other people onboard the boat included 50-year-old John Perry of Crownsville, Md., and 47-year-old Brenda Werner, 47, from Riva, Md. both of which were transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where they are listed in stable condition. The fourth occupant of the boat, 49-year-old John Bowlin of Linthicum, Md., was not transported. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police Investigating Pocomoke American Legion Shooting

    Police Investigating Pocomoke American Legion Shooting

    Feb 18, 2018 3:03 PM2018-02-18 20:03:00 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:03 PM EST2018-02-18 20:03:08 GMT
    Pocomoke Police are investigating a shooting that happened at the American Legion early Sunday morning.More
    Pocomoke Police are investigating a shooting that happened at the American Legion early Sunday morning. More
  • Delaware State Auditor Does Not Seek Re-election

    Delaware State Auditor Does Not Seek Re-election

    Feb 17, 2018 11:41 PM2018-02-18 04:41:00 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 11:41 PM EST2018-02-18 04:41:58 GMT
    DOVER, De.- Delaware state auditor, Tom Wagner, has announced he will not seek re-election this year. Wagner was appointed to the position in 1989 and was elected to his seventh term in 2014. He’s one of two Republicans elected to statewide office. More
    DOVER, De.- Delaware state auditor, Tom Wagner, has announced he will not seek re-election this year. Wagner was appointed to the position in 1989 and was elected to his seventh term in 2014. He’s one of two Republicans elected to statewide office. More
  • Traffic Stop Leads to Police Pursuit; Weapons and Drugs Seized

    Traffic Stop Leads to Police Pursuit; Weapons and Drugs Seized

    Feb 17, 2018 3:27 PM2018-02-17 20:27:00 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 3:32 PM EST2018-02-17 20:32:23 GMT
    Courtesy of the Georgetown Police Department Courtesy of the Georgetown Police Department
    The Georgetown Police Department said they arrested a Brooklyn, NY, man early Friday morning after he lead them on a pursuit and had various drugs and guns in his car.More
    The Georgetown Police Department said they arrested a Brooklyn, NY, man early Friday morning after he lead them on a pursuit and had various drugs and guns in his car. More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices