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A 30-year-old Charlotte Hall man drowned while fishing late Friday afternoon after his kayak overturned on Trinity Lake off Trinity Church Road in Allens Fresh, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Raymond Hostetler Yoder, 30, went underwater and did not resurface after his kayak overturned. He was not wearing a personal flotation device and authorities believe his drowning was accidental.
Sheriff’s officers and members of the Mechanicsville, Hughesville and Newburg volunteer fire departments arrived at the scene at 5:31 p.m. after one of Yoder’s relatives, who was watching from the shoreline, called for help.
An initial search for Yoder was unsuccessful. The Charles County Dive and Rescue Team responded and, using sonar equipment, found Yoder’s body about two hours later.