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22 pulled from water after 16 sailboats overturn in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Authorities in Maryland say everyone is accounted for after 16 sailboats overturned during part of a sailing event in the Severn River off Annapolis.

The Maryland Natural Resources Police say 22 people ranging in age from 16 to 70 were pulled from the water and that everyone was unharmed and accounted for.

Officials said the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday when the boats encountered strong gusts of wind and the water turned rough.

Officials said the boats that overturned were part of a Severn Sailing Association event and that many of those who were thrown overboard were wearing wetsuits.