Multiagency search for missing boater off Tangier Island

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BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and partner agency personnel are searching for a missing boater approximately 5 miles southwest of Tangier Island, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capitol Region were notified of a 40-foot vessel with two people aboard taking on water off Tangier Island at approximately 2:30 p.m.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Crisfield, the crew of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cochito, a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City rescue helicopter crew and an aircrew from Naval Air Station Patuxent River responded.

A good samaritan was able to locate one of the people in the water and brought him back to Tangier Island in stable condition.

Weather conditions in the area continue to remain hazardous with high winds, rain, and reduced visibility.

Coast Guard units continue to search for the missing boater.

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