Pocomoke River


Local law enforcement is trying to identify two bodies.

One was found in Pocomoke River on Monday morning and another two weeks ago in the Wicomico River near the downtown Salisbury Riverwalk.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that both are African American adult men.

The paper reports that there are no reports of missing persons matching their descriptions.

Police say the Maryland Medical Examiner is now determining the cause of death but they say there is no indication of foul play.

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If you take the Old Ocean City Road near Willards and Pittsville expect to see State Highway Administration crews out paving a seven mile section.

The crews will be milling, patching and resurfacing the section between Rounds Road just west of Pittsville to Worcester County/Pocomoke River.

WBOC reports that motorists should expect single lane closures beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting till dusk.

The cost of the roadwork is expected to be around $2 million and should be done by mid-June before the heavy traffic of the summer tourist season. 

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Eleven bridges will be getting repaired along Route 13 bypass this fall as part of a $20 million upgrade in Wicomico County.

There are six locations which are beginning to show signs of wear and tear.

WBOC reports that most of them are up to 45 years old.

The repairs are expected to be completed by 2018.

To meet that deadline there will be a number of new traffic patterns to allow crews to work on the bridges.

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Police found the body of a woman along the Pocomoke River on Saturday morning.

Authorities say police and other emergency personnel arrived on the scene at round 10:30 a.m.

It was at the end of Winter Quarters Drive off northbound Route 13 near the city golf course.

She has been identified as a 66-year old woman from Pocomoke City.

WBOC reports that her car was discovered later at Cypress Park.

The authorities say she had a history of mental illness and that there were no apparent signs of foul play.

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The body of 63 year-old Otto Paul Lynch has been recovered after going missing during a fishing tournament on the Pocomoke River last weekend.

The Salisbury resident was last seen participating a two-day bass fishing contest when boaters found his empty 19-foot Ranger adrift.

Police took two full days to search the river but was having trouble with their sonar equipment due to the many cypress tree stumps.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Maryland Natural Resources Police say a medical examiner is en route to the Snow Hill area as police secure the scene.