NRP Responds to Two Serious Boating Accidents
In Anne Arundel County, Carole Eagleson, 55, of Edgewater, was the passenger on a 16-foot Crestliner when the driver became distracted and struck a #4 day marker on Rhode Creek. The impact caused Eagleson to be thrown into the boat’s dash and windshield area leaving her badly injured. Eagleson was flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma by the Maryland State Police Aviation Unit. She was listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
On the Chester River in Queen Anne’s County, Donald Richmond Johnson, 79, of Chesterfield, Virginia was operating a wooden racing style boat in a non-sanctioned race when he failed to navigate a turn, struck a pier piling and was ejected. Race spectators pulled him from the water and called 911. Johnson was flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma center by the Maryland State Police Aviation unit. He was listed in critical conditional on Sunday night.
Alcohol was not a factor in either accident.