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2 get settlement for Md. after plummeting over dam

Thursday - 5/23/2013, 12:29pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Maryland woman and her 10-year-old brother have received a $91,000 settlement for injuries that occurred when they plummeted over a dam on the Potomac River.

Attorney Bernard Solnik of Rockville, who represented the family, tells The Daily Record of Baltimore ( ) that his clients received the money last week.

The brother and sister claimed the state didn't post adequate warnings about the dam, which is near Hagerstown. Solnik says a warning sign and a buoy were not visible because the river level had risen. The siblings were riding a personal watercraft when they went over the dam on June 26, 2011, and the boy suffered a broken leg.

A spokesman for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources says the department is "satisfied with the outcome of the mediation."


Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore,

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