Coast Guard searching for two missing canoers near Annapolis, Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Coast Guard is searching for two canoers last sighted ten miles south of Annapolis near Herring Bay, Maryland.

The missing canoers have been identified as a 41 year-old woman and her 8 year-old son.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capitol Region command center received a report Thursday evening from the Maryland State Police, that two individuals were seen struggling to return to shore in a canoe near Herring Bay and not seen again by the reporting individual.

A Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Annapolis 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew were launched to assist in the search.

A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City C-130 Hercules aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Inigoes boat crew are continuing the search this morning along with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan.

Also assisting in the search are members of the Queen Anne Police Department, Arundel Police Department, Maryland Natural Resource Police, and Maryland State Police.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case should contact the Sector Maryland command center at 410-576-2525.

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