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Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said their identities will be released by police after relatives are notified.

Carbon-monoxide meters showed the level of the deadly gas at 30 parts per million. Miss Armacost said levels that high always require an evacuation of the area.

Fire officials do not know what caused the gas to build up in the boat, but Miss Armacost said the problem may be related to the boat’s generator. She said all the boat’s ventilation hatches were completely closed.


Killer, drug dealer gets life sentence

A federal judge sentenced a Prince George’s County man to life yesterday for dealing drugs and murdering four persons.

Lionel Gilliam, 23, of Forestville also was sentenced on firearms charges and for two carjackings.

Federal prosecutors said Gilliam and two persons sentenced last week dealt marijuana and crack from 2000 to 2002 in the Hilmar area of Forestville.

Prosecutors said Gilliam fatally shot Donald Twitty and Juan Clark in 2002 because he thought they were cooperating with police. He also fatally shot two other persons at different times.


Rip tide carries man, 19, out to sea

A Lanham man was presumed drowned after he was swept away in a rip current while swimming yesterday near 31st Street yesterday, the Ocean City Beach Patrol said.

It happened about 2:45 p.m. Authorities said the 19-year-old man was in the surf with his brother and cousin when all three were carried away from the shore. The men told another swimmer that they could not swim.

Lifeguards lost sight of the 19-year-old but were able to rescue the others.

A search by the Beach Patrol, Natural Resources Police and the Coast Guard failed to find the man by last night.

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