Coast Guard searches for overdue boater in Patuxent River

5th Coast Guard District NewsBALTIMORE — Coast Guard crews and local authorities searched for an overdue female boater on a personal watercraft in the Patuxent River last night, ending the search after she was located safely at a friend’s house.

Missing was Mary Tessier.

Maryland Natural Resources Police notified Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at 3 a.m., that Tessier had not arrived as expected by 8 p.m. Friday.

Tessier was reported to be on a white personal watercraft with blue trim, wearing a black and blue life jacket.

A 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew from Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes, Md., an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., along with crews from NRP, St. Mary’s County Fire Department, Charles County Fire Department, Prince George’s County, Calvert County Fire Department and a Maryland State Police helicopter searched for Tessier.

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