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Two Die in Wicomico River Boat Accident

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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 told news outlets 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.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.