Pocomoke River

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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.