4 men rescued when boat capsizes near Ferry Park

ROCK HALL — All four men aboard a boat that capsized in the Bay near Ferry Park on July 2 avoided serious injury, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

One of the men was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown for treatment of injuries that were described as not life-threatening.

Later that evening, two others were transported by private vehicles to the hospital.

Hunter Dortenzo, the NRP’s public information officer, told The Evening Enterprise in an email that the men, all from Rock Hall, were thrown overboard when part of the boat’s hull separated.

He identified the boat as a Mako-model center console fishing boat with an outboard motor.

Working from information provided by the boat’s occupants, “it is not believed that the vessel hit something,” Dortenzo wrote in the email Monday, July 8.

He said none of the men were wearing life jackets.

Dortenzo said the channel off Ferry Park beach averages 7 to 8 feet in depth.

The incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. July 2.

It’s unclear who rescued the men, but they were brought to Gratitude Marina.

The boat was salvaged and also brought to the marina.

In addition to the NRP, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company and Kent County Emergency Medical Services responded.

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