Coast Guard aircrew rescues 1 in Nanticoke River

BALTIMORE (D5 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard rescued a 40-year-old man today in the Nanticoke River seven miles south of Vienna, Md., who was reported overdue from a trip aboard a 23-foot boat.

Rescued was Curtis Stier of Vienna, Md.

Coast Guard watchstanders from Sector Baltimore received a call at 6:53 p.m. Wednesday from Stier’s father reporting him overdue.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Crisfield and a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., searched for the man.

The Coast Guard helicopter crew located Stier aboard his Bayliner that had run hard aground and hoisted him aboard the helicopter.

The aircrew transported him to Salisbury Airport in Ocean City, Md., and transferred him to awaiting family members.

Stier is in good condition and needed no medical assistance.

The Coast Guard urges mariners to have marine band radios aboard their boats and to hail the Coast Guard on channel 16 if there is an emergency.

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