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Md. Publisher Missing

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Football_Bat, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member


    Rescue crews searched the Chesapeake Bay for a prominent publisher and diplomat after his sailboat was discovered empty in the water, the executive editor of The (Annapolis) Capital said Sunday.

    Philip Merrill's boat was found around 7 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. Merrill was still missing early Sunday, said Tom Marquardt of The Capital, which is part of Merrill's publishing company.
  2. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Man that's sad.

    Having worked near the Chesapeake for quite a few years, I'd have to say it'll be amazing if they find him alive at this point.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Very sad. These kinds of stories don't usually end well.
  4. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Things aren't looking good for Mr. Merrill:


    Best case, he's been missing for 25 hours.
  5. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    They're officially calling it a 'recovery' operation now:


    It's a sad way to go.
  6. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    Philip Merrill, the publisher and former diplomat whose body was found floating in the Chesapeake Bay Monday after a 10-day search, apparently took his own life, his family said tonight.
  7. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Holy Crap. He sure wasn't taking any chances.
  8. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    I realize that the man loved sailing and probably hoped to die at sea. But holy Reebok Pumps! How can you hop on your sailboat, drift out into the foamy bay, look deeply at the beautiful skyline and say, "Alright, now I'm going to shoot myself."

    I thought people did that in dark alleys or at home on the can.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Anyone else reminded of Robert Maxwell?
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