Ocean City Today

Berlin man slips, injures neck while jumping off boat

By Brian Gilliland | Aug 03, 2017
Photo by: Submitted photo Summer and Richard Tesar

(Aug. 4, 2017) Richard Wade Tesar, 30, of Berlin, was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore after he sustained life-threatening injuries while attempting to jump from a boat, Natural Resources Police reported.

Shock Trauma listed Tesar in serious condition, following the incident in the Ocean City Inlet Monday morning.

The Natural Resources Police answered a 911 call at about 1 a.m. on Monday, according to DNR police spokeswoman Candy Thomson.

Tesar was aboard a 22-foot boat with six other people when he decided to jump off, but slipped and fell, severely injuring his neck.

The U.S. Coast Guard sent a boat to the scene with two paramedics from the Ocean City Fire Department aboard. The Maryland State Police also responded.

The paramedics stabilized Tesar so he could be transferred to MSP Trooper 4 helicopter and flown to the Shock Trauma facility.

Friends have started a fundraising campaign to help Tesar’s recovery.

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