Coast Guard searching for missing person near Annapolis, Md

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

Station Annapolis 45-foot Response Boat–Medium (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man reported missing after falling into the water from a sailboat near Annapolis, Tuesday.

Missing is a 21 year old male in a grey t-shirt.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received the initial notification through VHF Channel 16 from the captain of a good Samaritan vessel that three people had reportedly fallen into the water from a sailboat.

Two 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrews were launched from Coast Guard Station Annapolis to the scene. Two people were recovered by the good Samaritan vessel. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the missing man had fallen into the water and the other two had jumped in to rescue him, but were unable to find him.

Also searching is an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and crews from the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

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