UPDATE 4/16/2018:

The Maryland Natural Resources Police have released the names of the two victims in today’s boating accident.

  • Fermin Alvarado- age 45
  • Matias Alvarado-Arrue- age 31

They were brothers from Woodbridge, VA. The victims bodies have been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for autopsies.


UPDATE 7:18 p.m.- The Maryland Natural Resource Police report that the second victim’s body, from today’s boating accident,has been recovered. The Charles County Dive Team assisted in the recovery. More details to follow when released.


UPDATE 4:18 p.m.: “One body recovered in boating accident on Potomac River. Search continues for second man,” Via The Maryland Natural Resource Police Twitter Account


UPDATE 4:00 p.m.- There are reports that the body of one of the men has been located. We are working to confirm this.


Coast Guard, state, local agencies searching for 2 missing in Potomac River

Marbury,MD 12:08 p.m.:Two men are missing Sunday, after a tugboat crew saw the men’s boat capsize in the Potomac River, about a mile south of Leesylvania State Park in Virginia, and called 911.
Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Washington, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, Prince William County, Fairfax County and Charles County are searching the 47 degree Potomac waters for the men. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, is also joining the search.
The tug, Amberjack, was mooring nearby at Cockpit Point when they saw the two men enter the water, but could not locate them by the time they got to the area where the boat capsized.

This story is still developing and we will bring you updates as they become available.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...