Wake From Freighter Capsizes Boat

Maryland Natural Resources Police say three people were rescued from the Chesapeake Bay after the wake from a passing freighter came over their boat’s stern, causing it to capsize. An off-duty Natural Resources officer driving on the Bay Bridge spotted the people clinging to coolers in the water. Five people in a 20-foot powerboat were fishing near the bridge about one mile from Kent Island when it capsized. One of the people was not wearing a life jacket, so police say two people with jackets stayed with the one while the other two swam to shore.

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