Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Baltimore

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard NewsBALTIMORE – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a 52-year-old male who was reported missing Tuesday at Frog Mortar Creek near the Martin State Airport.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received notification via marine radio at approximately 4 p.m. from a good Samaritan who reported seeing three people in the water.

Coast Guard watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, launched a crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Still Pond and notified the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Two of the individuals were swimming when they became seperated from their boat. The missing boater entered the water in an attempt to assist the two swimmers and also got seperated from the boat.

Two of the individuals were rescued by a good Samaritan and were transferred to the Coast Guard crew.

Crews from the Baltimore County Police Department Marine Unit, Baltimore County Fire Department and a crew aboard a Baltimore County helicopter are assisting with the search.

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