The Coast Guard tells WGMD News that a 48-year-old man died aboard a fishing vessel more than 60 miles from Ocean City this morning. The death, reported to have been from an injury, is under investigation.
The Ocean City Coast Guard station is investigating a death aboard a charter fishing boat that was first reported around 10 a.m. Saturday.
Petty Officer David Marin, public affairs specialist, says Coast Guard personnel monitored radio transmissions around 10 a.m. coming from a 38-foot charter fishing vessel about 62 nautical miles from Ocean City.
A 48-year-old man on the vessel was reported injured and unresponsive.
Although it was a chartered fishing vessel, P.O. Marin said it was not carrying paying customers.
The crew headed for Ocean City to meet the Coast Guard. A Coast Guard vessel escorted the fishing boat to the station when it was about 10 minutes out.
They arrived around 2 p.m. O.C. EMS and the medical examiner responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The cause of death is under investigation by the Coast Guard. He said the name of the victim and vessel would not be released until the next of kin notifications have been completed.
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