SOLOMONS ISLAND, MD (September 2, 2003) — Maryland Natural Resources
Police are investigating a boating incident and seeking help from
potential witnesses to a fatal boating accident Monday.
Mary Jane Mitchell, 50, from Covington, Virginia, fell off her
30-foot boat into the Patuxent River near Solomons Island, near to Buoy
6A between 1:20 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
A Tow Boat operator rescued Mitchell at approximately 1:30 p.m. She
was stabilized by Solomons Rescue Squad and flown to Washington Hospital
Center in Washington D.C. for treatment, however she later died.
Her husband was with her at the time of the incident. The unnamed
vessel has a blue-hull with maroon sail covers and is stored at Calvert
Marina. She was not wearing personal flotation device (PFD). The body
will be taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for
autopsy. If anyone witnessed the incident, they should contact Natural
Resources Police Cpl. Dennis Leland 301-645-0062 x420