Fish & Wildlife police investigating fatal boating accident in Sussex

FENWICK ISLAND – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers are investigating a fatal boating accident involving personal watercraft Saturday.

According to DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, a 53-year-old man, who was operating a personal watercraft, was pronounced dead at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:41 p.m. Saturday on Roy’s Creek off Assawoman Bay in Sussex County.

His name is being withheld, pending notification of family members.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife NRP said alcohol was not a contributing factor in the fatal accident. Their investigation is ongoing, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police said Saturday evening.

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