Salisbury Man’s Body Recovered After Long Search

SNOW HILL — The somber search for a Salisbury man who went missing while fishing in a bass tournament on the Pocomoke River last Saturday ended on Tuesday morning when the victim’s body was recovered.
Otto Paul Lynch, 63, was participating in a two-day bass fishing tournament on the Pocomoke River on Saturday when contact was lost with him. Boaters found his unoccupied vessel, a 19-foot Ranger, adrift in the river near Snow Hill and towed it to shore and called police.
Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) assisted by Maryland State Police, Snow Hill Fire and Rescue and the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Department, searched the river using side-scan sonar.
The search was suspended at nightfall on Saturday and resumed on Sunday morning. Crews searched the river all day on Sunday until the effort was suspended again until Monday morning.
The search was suspended on Monday night and resumed on Tuesday morning, when the victim’s body was recovered. Lynch’s body has been turned over to the office of the Chief Medical Examiner.