Coast Guard suspends search for man missing in Elk River, Md.

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard has suspended its search Sunday, for a man missing in the Elk River near Elk Neck Creek Park, Md., following a boat allision with a buoy Saturday.

Coast Guard crews searched for a total of nine hours in 15 square nautical miles.

Rescue boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Stillpond, Md., Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, Md., Cecil County and Maryland Natural Resources Police along with helicopter crews from Maryland State Police and Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., began searching the area after the initial call at 9:43 p.m.

The search was suspended at 9:51 a.m., Sunday pending further developments.

The Coast Guard urges mariners to stay safe while out on the water. Remember to wear approved lifejackets at all times, maintain situational awareness and have an operating marine-band radio aboard your vessel in order to notify rescuers in the event of an emergency.

The cause of accident is currently under investigation.

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