Coast Guard searching for boater near Tangier Island, Va.

Coast Guard District 5 NewsBALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for a 46-year-old man aboard a 30-foot sailboat approximately two miles south of Tangier Island, Va., Thursday.

The boater contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at 3:54 a.m. and reported his boat had sustained damage, and he was requesting assistance.

A crew aboard a 41-foot Utility Boat from Coast Guard Station Crisfield, Md., crews aboard two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cochito, homeported in Little Creek, Va., a crew aboard a Virginia Marine Resources Commission boat, members of the Tangier Island Fire Department and a crew aboard a Maryland State Police helicopter responded to search for the man.

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