Maryland NRP officers find two bodies missing from boating mishaps on Chesapeake; three died overall

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — 07/17/2014 — Maryland Natural Resources Police officers Tuesday recovered the bodies of two men missing since the weekend.

At about 8:30 a.m., officers found the body of Daniel Isaac Lugo, 18, of Quarryville, Pa., at the mouth of the Susquehanna River, where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay.

Lugo had been swimming with family members Sunday afternoon in the shallow waters of an area known as Susquehanna Flats, when the family’s boat began to drift away. As Lugo went to retrieve the vessel, he began to flounder and call for help.

His stepfather jumped from the boat into the water and was able to grab Lugo’s shirt collar, but could not hold on.

Officers employed side-scan sonar to search Sunday evening and all day Monday. Shortly after resuming the search Tuesday morning, they located Lugo’s body.