Body found in Choptank may be lost boater

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CAMBRIDGE — Maryland Department of Natural Resources police reported Aug. 2, that they had retrieved a body from the Choptank River, near Horn Point. The body was discovered by a crabber, after it became tangled in lines, according to local reports.
The badly decomposed body was retrieved and sent to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore to be positively identified. Speculation runs that it could be the remains of missing boater Edward Aasvik of Easton, who disappeared in November of 2015. 63-year-old Aasvik’s boat washed up near River Point Road empty on Nov. 9, with navigation lights on and transmission in neutral.
The DNR began actively searching for Aasvik immediately, with no trace of him nor personal effects found. There is no immediate indication that the body found Tuesday will be identified as that of Aasvik, but there is hope that subsequent identification will close the case on the missing boater.

Paul Clipper is the editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at pclipper@newszap.com.

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