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Two dead after Potomac boating accident, names released

Newburg, MD - The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) has released the identifications of the two boaters who died Sunday, April 15 in a Potomac River boating accident. They are Fermin Alvarado, 45 and Matias Alvarado-Arrue, 31. They are brothers from Woodbridge, VA. The bodies have been taken to the ME's office in Baltimore for autopsies.


Update: At 6:53 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police Department tweeted that the second victim of today's earlier boat accident had been recovered from the water. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway. It is not known at this time if the victims were wearing personal flotation devices or if they were on the boat. 


Update: At 5:54 p.m, TheBayNet.com received an unconfirmed report that the second boater has been recovered from the water. TheBayNet.com is working to verify this information with the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Please continue to stay with us as we provide additional details as they become available. 


Update: At 4:18 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police tweeted and confirmed that one body has been recovered from the Potomac River and that the serach for the second subject still continues. 

Update: At 3:00 p.m., TheBayNet.com received unconfirmed reports that one person has been recovered from the water. The other subject still has not been located. Please continue to follow TheBayNet.com for updates to this late breaking news story. 


Potomac River- At 12:07 p.m, on April 15, a 911 call was received for the boat overturned in the Potomac River near Red Buoy 46. It was reported that there were two subjects trapped in the water.

As of this time, the US Coast Guard, as well as several other Fire Department Boats, are out looking for the subjects. They have only located the overturned vessel. There is a Fairfax helicopter in the air aiding in the search for the subjects. Maryland State Police helicopters are down due to weather. 

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