Coast Guard searching for missing boat mechanic near Curtis Creek, Md.

Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo.

Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a missing man who was last seen working on a vessel at a boat shop in Curtis Bay Saturday morning.

Maryland Natural Resources Police personnel called Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region command center watchstanders around 10:15 a.m. to notify them that a 25-foot vessel had been found unmanned in Curtis Creek, less than 1 mile from Jaws Marine boat shop.

Allen Van Dyke, a technician at the boat shop, was last seen around 9:30 a.m. wearing dark clothing and working on said vessel.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay in Baltimore and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, launched to search for Van Dyke.

Also searching are crews with the MNRP, Baltimore City Fire Department and Maryland State Police.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case may contact the Coast Guard MNCR command center on VHF-FM channel 16 or at 410-576-2693.

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