Fisherman located deceased in the Chester River near Annapolis, Md.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A 56-year-old man who was reported missing in the Chester River near Annapolis was located deceased by a family member Wednesday during a search by the Coast Guard and Maryland Natural Resources Police.

The Coast Guard received a call at 9:25 p.m. from a member of the Maryland Natural Resources Police reporting the 56-year-old departed the Kennersley Point Marina at 7 a.m. Tuesday aboard his 32-foot boat with a 12-foot aluminum skiff in tow attached to fish pound nets. The 32-foot boat was located abandoned attached to a pound net with catch aboard in the Chester River near Devils Beach. The 12-foot skiff was found adrift near the shoreline.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, a rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., members of the Maryland Natural Resources Police and members of the 56-year-old man’s family began searching.

The man was located by his brother-in-law one fourth of a mile south of where his boat was found abandoned. A boat crew from the Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered the 56-year-old man and transported him to Chester River Yacht Club and transferred him to waiting emergency medical personnel who pronounced him deceased.

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