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Missing Boater Found Clinging to Buoy

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HOWELL POINT, Md. - It was a happy ending for a boater who went missing in the Chesapeake Bay Monday night.

Maryland Natural Resource Police say a woman who went overboard near Howell Point, across the river from Cambridge, Monday night, was found a few hours later clinging to a buoy.

The call came in shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday, NRP officers say, that a woman was missing from a 21-foot skiff. Patrol boats and first responders began a search aided by the Maryland State Police Aviation Unit.

Officers say just after 11 p.m.,  the woman was spotted holding onto a red navigational marker, and an NRP patrol boat was able to bring her onboard, where she was evaluated by Talbot County EMS personnel.

The woman was taken to Dorchester General Hospital for evaluation and treatment for jellyfish exposure, NRP officers say.

In addition to MSP Aviation, NRP was assisted by Rescue Fire Co. of Cambridge, Trappe Fire Co., Oxford Fire Co., Tilghman Fire Co., and the Talbot County Sheriff's Office.

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