Coast Guard searching for missing man near Annapolis, Md

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard crews from Station Annapolis, Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., and local agencies are searching for a missing boater in Chester River near Annapolis, Md., Wednesday.

Missing is James Schmidt, 47.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from the Maryland Natural Resources Police of a person in the water.

Schmidt was reported to be out in a 20-foot center console boat with his father and his 7-year-old nephew at the time of the incident. Schmidt and his nephew entered the water and were swept away by the current. The boy was rescued on a nearby shore by an MNRP boat crew.

Rescue crews from Station Annapolis, Air Station Atlantic City, MNRP, Kent County and Queen Ann’s fire departments, and a Maryland Sate Police helicopter crew are currently on scene searching for Schmidt.

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