- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2016

POINT OF ROCKS, Md. (AP) - In a story June 6 about two boaters who went missing on the Potomac River and were later found dead, The Associated Press, relying on information from Maryland Natural Resources Police, misspelled one boater’s name. The correct spelling is Gray, not Grey.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Search for missing boaters shifts to recovery effort

Maryland Natural Resources Police say a search for two missing boaters in the Potomac River in Frederick County has shifted from a rescue operation to a body-recovery effort

POINT OF ROCKS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Natural Resources Police say a search for two missing boaters in the Potomac River in Frederick County has shifted from a rescue operation to a recovery effort.

Spokeswoman Candy Thomson says the search resumed Monday morning near Point of Rocks for 62-year-old Lawrence Gray Jr. of Brunswick and 51-year-old Robert E. Lee of Frederick.

Their capsized boat was found Sunday near the south end of Heater’s Island, downstream from the boat ramp where they began their fishing trip early Sunday morning.

Thomson says divers are working the area with sonar devices, and officers are walking the river banks and the shoreline of the island.


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