Maryland governor to honor waterman for rescue

June 3, 2016 1:10 PM

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — 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.

The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/1t65qwv ) that 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."

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. A good Samaritan rescued more than 20 people, including schoolchildren, after the vessel sank Wednesday evening, authorities said. (Maryland State Police via AP)

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 near the mouth of the bay Wednesday. The Coast Guard says the boat was in a prohibited area.

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. A good Samaritan rescued more than 20 people, including schoolchildren, after the vessel sank Wednesday evening, authorities said. (Maryland State Police via AP)

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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