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No foul play suspected in death of Clear Spring man

August 09, 2013

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Authorities are investigating the death of a 62-year-old Clear Spring man who apparently died while crabbing on the Eastern Shore, Maryland Natural Resources police said Friday.

Richard Yost was found unresponsive Friday morning in Slaughter Creek near Taylors Island and later pronounced dead at Dorchester General Hospital, according to a DNR news release.

No foul play is suspected, but authorities are investigating whether the victim fell overboard and drowned or had a medical emergency prior to the fall, police said.

An autopsy will be conducted at the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, police said. 

Yost was found after DNR police, and Dorchester County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a report of a “spinning“ boat in the creek at 10:06 a.m., police said.

The boat was found unmanned, and Yost was found unresponsive in the water. He could not be revived through CPR, police said.

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