2 dead, 1 missing in separate boat accidents


BALTIMORE (AP) — Two boaters are dead and a third is missing following two separate accidents in the Baltimore area, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

The Guard's Baltimore detachment said it has suspended its search pending further developments for 40-year-old John Jones after he failed to return from an outing in Cunninghill Cove near Middle River Monday evening.

The Guard said a passer-by located the missing man's boat anchored approximately two miles from Pooles Island with no one aboard.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Jones' disappearance was related to Monday's line of storms, Coast Guard spokesman David Martin said.

In a separate incident, authorities reported recovering the bodies of a man and a woman after they were reported missing near the Francis Scott Key Bridge near Baltimore.

The body of Brigette Marchand, 42, of Annapolis, was recovered Monday morning. Maryland Natural Resources police announced Tuesday afternoon that they had found the body of her companion, David Frantzen, 40.

Coast Guard crews found the boat that Marchand and Frantzen had been aboard on Monday afternoon at Sparrows Point, where it had run aground. They were believed to have left the boat on Sunday morning.

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