A Berlin man suffered life-threatening injuries early this morning when he jumped off an anchored boat near the Ocean City Inlet.
Richard Wade Tesar, 30, was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment.
The 911 call came into Maryland Natural Resources Police shortly after 1 a.m. Tesar was aboard a 22-foot pleasure boat with six other people. He went to jump off the boat and slipped on the edge, causing him to fall awkwardly and break his neck.
First responders from the Ocean City Fire Department stabilized him and transferred him to a Coast Guard boat. He was brought to shore, where Trooper 5 had landed.
Maryland Natural Resources Police continues its investigation.