Md. man killed in boat wreck in Annapolis

WASHINGTON — An Annapolis man died after he was thrown from a boat that hit a rock jetty at the entrance to Whitehall Creek in Annapolis late Sunday night.

Paul C. Dettor, 49, landed on the rocks before 11 p.m. He was flown to a hospital in Baltimore, where he was pronounced dead, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

Two other men who were on the boat with Dettor suffered minor injuries, police said.

An autopsy is scheduled and the wreck remains under investigation.

Dettor is the eighth person to die while boating this year in Maryland, according to the Natural Resources Police.

The agency investigated two other serious boating accidents this weekend.

On Saturday night, a 26-year-old New Jersey woman was seriously injured when she fell off a rental boat and was hit by its propeller in the Isle of Wight Bay near Ocean City.

She suffered severe injuries to her face and leg and was taken to a hospital in Philadelphia for specialized treatment. Police said she could not swim and wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

The boat operator was charged with negligent operation of a vessel, according to police.

And on Friday night, a 56-year-old Pennsylvania man was seriously hurt while in the water at Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County. Police said he was hit in the back, abdomen and chest by the propeller of a boat driven by family members who didn’t know he had jumped into the water.

John Domen

John started working at WTOP in 2016 after having grown up in Maryland listening to the station as a child. While he got his on-air start at small stations in Pennsylvania and Delaware, he's spent most of his career in the D.C. area, having been heard on several local stations before coming to WTOP.

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