Coast Guard suspends search for 1 in Sassafras River, Md.

5th Coast Guard District NewsBALTIMORE — Coast Guard crews have suspended the search for a 34-year-old male at 8:36 p.m., Sunday who went missing in the Sassafras River between Ordinary Point and Kentmore Park.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders were notified by the Maryland Natural Resources Police at 9:45 p.m., Saturday of the missing man.

The man was reported to be on an 8-10 foot vessel, wearing blue swimming trunks, no shirt, and no life jacket. A good Samaritan reported finding the vessel adrift and unmanned.

A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Stillpond, a Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., HH-65 rescue helicopter crew, aircraft crews from the Coast Guard Auxilliary and Civil Air Patrol, a Maryland State Police helicopter crew along with personnel and a dive team from Maryland NRP were on scene searching for the man.

The Coast Guard searched a total of 43 square miles in approximately 11 hours for the man.

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