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Running at night, without radar, proves fatal

A Maryland man was fatally injured Friday night after a boat he was riding in slammed into a channel marker near Chesapeake Bay’s Tangier Island.

The 37-year-old man was killed in the accident and the 51-year-old captain and owner of the 25-foot recreational fishing boat, suffered a broken right arm, according to John Bull of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.

Bull said the skipper did not know there was an unlit 25-foot steel pole with a channel marker in his path.

"He believed he was following the channel, and he did not see the channel marker [because] it was dark," Bull said.

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