SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.V. - Officials on Sunday released the name of a 50-year-old man who died in a Saturday afternoon tubing accident on the Potomac River near Shepherdstown.
Michael David Humphrey of Burkittsville, Md., was pronounced dead at the scene, said Sgt. Ken Turner of the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
Humphrey and his brother, Mark Alan Humphrey, 49, of Knoxville, Md., entered the river at about 2:30 p.m. about 200 yards below Dam 4, Turner said. Michael was in a "River Rat" inner tube, and Mark was in a "Fish Hunter" inflatable raft, he said.
The brothers soon became separated, and as they floated around Shepherd Island, one went around the right side and the other went around the left, Turner said.