Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Baltimore

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard NewsBALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday for a 52-year-old man who was reported missing Tuesday at Frog Mortar Creek near the Martin State Airport.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders via VHF-FM radio at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday, reporting three people in the water.

Sector Baltimore watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, launched a crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Still Pond and notified the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Two of the individuals were swimming when they became separated from their boat. The missing boater entered the water in an attempt to assist the two swimmers and became separated from the boat.

Two of the individuals were rescued by a good Samaritan and were transferred to the RB-S crew.

The Coast Guard suspended after searching 26 square miles for approximately 17 hours.

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