CUMBERLAND — Maryland Natural Resources Police on Thursday identified the man who drowned in Jennings Randolph Lake Wednesday afternoon.
Richard Lark, 70, of Hedgesville, was boating with his wife Alice when they noticed their fishing rods were about to slide overboard, authorities said. As they reached to grab them, both Larks fell into the water.
The accident happened about 3 p.m.
Richard Lark’s body was found by a passing boater. It was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for autopsy.
Alice Lark swam to shore and was transported by ambulance to Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, West Virginia, for treatment of shock, authorities said.
Natural Resources Police was assisted by first-responders from Elk Garden and New Creek and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rangers. Dive teams from Deep Creek and Deer Park volunteer fire departments were also at the scene.