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Maryland Natural Resources Police say they broke through ice and faced rough seas to rescue two duck hunters that became stuck on an island in the Chesapeake Bay during severe weather.

Natural Resources Police say the two hunters became stranded Monday on Hart-Miller Island, where they had intended to hunt.

The two men apparently left Rocky Point boat ramp at about 8 a.m. in a 14-foot aluminum boat but immediately took on water from rough seas.

The pair called 911 for help from the island.

Police say Todd Troxell, 40, of Codorus, Pennsylvania, was issued a citation for negligent operation.

He told officers he did not check weather reports before setting out on his trip
 

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"Police say Todd Troxell, 40, of Codorus, Pennsylvania, was issued a citation for negligent operation.

He told officers he did not check weather reports before setting out on his trip
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How dumb,,at 8 am there were Gale force winds in that area, no need to check anything ,what person in his right mind would go out in Gale force winds in a 14 ft aluminum boat, to bad stupidity is not illegal--these two deserved a citation for that also!!
 

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A citation for negligent operation is about the same as being stupid in public. You really don't need to check the weather report as the wind was blowing 20-30 MPH. The sad part is it puts the rescuers in danger.........Gary
 

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I hunted Monday too. It was brutal. We walked the 600 yards to the blind and just pulled our canoe. When we got back at the end of the day the whole canoe had an inch of ice on it.
 
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