Boater throws knife at Fishermen

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERABelow is the DNREC press release and, yes … that is a harsh title, but I wanted to get your attention.

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Controlling a boat inside the Indian River Inlet can be a chore to say the least.  I watched guys today volley for position to fish while trying to respect each other’s space.  This is not an easy task and unfortunately it is not the only issue they have to deal with  navigating the Indian River Inlet.  Over the years boater and shore anglers (jetty jockeys) at the Indian River Inlet have come head to head at times.  Now for the most part ninety nine percent of all parties are just fine, work out space issues and respect one another, but there is always that one guy that makes it difficult for everyone.   Unfortunately bad apples are going to ruin it for everyone and that is boaters and shore anglers alike.  The Indian River Inlet is in a Delaware State park area, they make the rules.  Now we have a campground that backs up to the jetty.  This jetty cap is Army Corp of Engineers  Property. The entire inside north area is a family campground and due to the behavior of a few fishing thugs, they are going to ruin it for everyone.  If you see any issues with people acting up please call the ranger dispatch number … (302) 739 4580 …. or 911 …



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Sussex man charged with felony reckless endangering, disorderly conduct in boating incident

DOVER (May 13, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested a Sussex County man May 11 on endangerment and other charges related to an incident in the Indian River Inlet where a vessel operator allegedly threw a filet knife that narrowly missed anglers and bystanders onshore. No injuries were reported.

Jeffrey T. Cumens, 52, of Ocean View, was charged with second-degree felony reckless endangering and disorderly conduct. Cumens was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown and released on $1,200 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing. His bond also includes a no-contact order with another person involved in the incident and an order not to operate or be a passenger on-board a vessel in Delaware waters prior to his next hearing.

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