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Md. Man Cited After Boating Accident Near Fenwick Island

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FENWICK ISLAND, Del.– Authorities say they cited a Maryland man with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol following a boating accident that left him clinging to his capsized 28-foot cabin cruiser for about two hours in the water off Cape Windsor, west of Fenwick Island.

Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police said the boat’s operator, 54-year-old Jeffrey S. Collier, of Bel Air, Md., was brought to shore by the Roxana Fire Company’s marine unit after NRP officers, the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit and the fire company responded to a 911 call placed from the headwaters of Big Assawoman Bay about 11:15 p.m. Saturday. 

In addition to OUI, Collier was cited for negligent operation of a vessel and failure to maintain a proper lookout and released, pending an appearance in Justice of the Peace Court 14 in Georgetown at a later date.

Investigators said Collier was alone aboard the vessel, with no injuries reported. 

His boat was recovered Sunday morning by a commercial salvage company. The accident remains under investigation by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.

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