Coast Guard, local partners searching for 2 men near Stoney Creek, Md.

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and Maryland Natural Resources Police are searching for two men who went missing while crabbing in the vicinity of Stoney Creek Saturday evening.

A good Samaritan notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region’s command center at about 5 p.m. Saturday that they found a debris field in the water 300 yards off the Brandon Shores Power Plant.

The items found included empty beer cans, a throwable flotation device, a cooler with an I.D. inside and a gas can that appeared to have been snapped off a boat.

An MNRP boat crew arrived on scene, joined by a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay shortly thereafter. After investigating the debris, both crews searched the vicinity for signs of people in distress.

Sector Maryland-National Capital Region watchstanders confirmed today that two people associated with the I.D. in the debris field did in fact go crabbing yesterday.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, joined the search efforts this morning. Another RB-M crew from Station Curtis Bay is currently searching the Stoney Creek, Rock Creek and North Beach areas. An MNRP crew is presently searching as well.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case should contact the Sector Maryland-National Capital Region command center on VHF-FM channel 16 or at 410-576-2693.

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