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Maryland Governor to Honor Waterman for Rescue

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In this June 1, 2016 aerial photo released by the Maryland State Police, a charter boat belonging to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation lies in the Chesapeake Bay after sinking near Wingate, Md. (Maryland State Police via AP) In this June 1, 2016 aerial photo released by the Maryland State Police, a charter boat belonging to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation lies in the Chesapeake Bay after sinking near Wingate, Md. (Maryland State Police via AP)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/WBOC)- Maryland's governor plans to honor a waterman for rescuing 23 people, including a group of schoolchildren on a field trip, from a boat that sank in the Chesapeake Bay.
    
Matthew A. Clark, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan, said Thursday the governor plans to honor the "life-saving" actions of Jeremy Shockley of Toddville with a citation.
    
Clark says Shockley's "quick response helped to avert what could have been a terrible tragedy."
    
Everyone on board was rescued after the 40-foot Chesapeake Bay Foundation vessel hit a submerged object and sank in water about 10 feet deep off of Bloodsworth Island on Wednesday. The Coast Guard says the boat was in a prohibited area.
    
A Coast Guard investigation may determine just what the vessel hit.

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