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Waterman recovering from boating accident

Danny Beck, 62, suffered extensive injuries in a February accident that killed one and left another paralyzed.

His wife said she wasn't surprised when she received a phone call in late February morning telling her that her husband was seriously injured in a boating accident.

The phone call was something the Essex, Md., woman had prepared herself for the last 31 years, the last 22 of which they have been married. Beck said that fear is just part of being married to a waterman, whose profession requires battling the elements of Chesapeake Bay to make a living.

"When those guys go out there on the water, you know anything can happen," Beck said. "In life, there's nothing that's truly safe, and that's especially true on the water."

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