Coast Guard assists in search for missing Susquehanna River boater

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard along with local partnering agencies are responding to a report of a missing boater in the Susquehanna River Saturday.

Maryland Natural Resources Police contacted the Coast Guard via cellular phone at 7:40 p.m., reporting that a pleasure craft with four people aboard capsized just north of the Conowingo Dam near Conowingo, Md.

Maryland Natural Resources Police along with a Harford County Fire Rescue boatcrew, a Cecil County Fire Rescue boatcrew and a Maryland State Police helicopter are responding.

The Cecil County Fire Rescue boatcrew rescued three of the four people aboard. The search continues for a missing boater reportedly not wearing a life jacket.

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., dispatched a HH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew to relieve the Maryland State Police helicopter.

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