Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing man in the Upper Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE – Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a man missing after a vessel with two passengers allided with a buoy in the Elk River near Elk Neck State Park, Md., Saturday night.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a call at 9:43 p.m. Saturday, reporting that a pleasure craft had allided with buoy 19 and was taking on water with one person unaccounted for and another onboard with injuries.

Rescue boatcrews from Coast Guard Stations Stillpond, Md., Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, Md., Cecil County and Maryland Natural Resources Police along with helicopter crews from Maryland State Police and Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., responded to the incident.

The injured man was met by rescue personnel from Cecil County and then medevaced to Baltimore Shock Trauma by Trooper 1 of the Maryland State Police.

A rescue boatcrew from Station Curtis Bay continued searching throughout the night.

The cause of accident is currently under investigation.

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