Maryland Natural Resources Police

EARLEVILLE — Maryland Natural Resources Police has identified the person found floating Saturday afternoon in the Sassafras River as Robert Casseday, 63, from Lewes, Del.

NRP was called to Cassidy Wharf in Earleville when boaters on the Sassafras River saw the empty boat along the shoreline and then discovered Casseday.

Lauren Moses, NRP spokeswoman, said people in the area saw the unsecured boat, a 15-foot Boston Whaler — adrift near the shoreline around 1:30 pm.

“While attempting to secure the vessel they located a deceased male not too far from it,” Moses said.

The investigation continues to determine how Casseday ended up in the water with his boat nearby.

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