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Deep Creek Accident Claims Life

August 22nd, 2023 by WCBC Radio

An accident at Deep Creek Lake Sunday afternoon claimed the life of a man who fell from an inner tube while being towed by a boat. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported the incident Tuesday.

The accident occurred at about 5 p.m., prompting a search of the lake by divers from Garrett and Preston counties prior to the victim's body being recovered Monday morning.

The identity of the victim has not been disclosed at the request of his family.

Officials said the victim was not wearing a life jacket when the accident occurred.