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2 killed when boat strikes pier on Wicomico River

August 4, 2019

FRUITLAND, Md. (AP) — Two people have died after a boat struck a pier on the Wicomico River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

A spokeswoman with Maryland Natural Resources Police toldnewsoutlets that the accident occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday.

Six people were on the 20-foot boat. In addition to the two that were killed, three were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Crews from Salisbury, Fruitland and Allen responded to the scene to assist in rescue efforts.

The names of those killed were not initially released.

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