The Maryland Natural Resources Police said a boating accident in Garrett County left a man dead and his wife with minor injuries.
Around 5 p.m. Wednesday, a man and his wife boating on Jennings Randolph Lake attempted to stop their fishing rods from sliding overboard, the man fell into the water as the boat was spinning in circles, police said.
Seventy-year-old Richard Lark and sixty-four-year-old Alice Lark from West Virginia became separated. Alice Lark safely made it to shore. A passing boater discovered the man’s body a short time later.
The woman was transported to the Potomac Valley Hospital, where she undergone treatment for shock and minor injuries. The man’s body was transported to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Officers stopped the boat from spinning and returned it to family members, police said.