Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Selbyville, Del.

5th Coast Guard District NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 6 p.m. Friday, for the 23-year-old man who went missing after his canoe capsized in the Assawoman Bay.

Seven agencies searched six hours covering 33 square miles for the missing man within the Assawoman Bay.

A friend of the missing man notified Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 10:45 a.m. that a canoe capsized with two people aboard earlier Friday, that one person swam to shore and that the other is missing.

A crew aboard a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water from Coast Guard Station Ocean City in Ocean City, Md., an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J., the Delaware State Police, a Maryland State Police helicopter, a Maryland Natural Resources Police boat, the Sussex County Sheriffs, two boats from the Ocean City Fire Department and the Millsboro Fire Department responded.

The capsized canoe was located.

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