Coast Guard suspends search for man missing in Magothy River

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard has suspended its search Tuesday, for a 25-year old man who went missing in the Magothy River near Annapolis, Md., Monday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received notification via a 911 relay call at approximately 4:30 p.m. that two people fell into the water from a 16-foot skiff.

One person was rescued by a good Samaritan with no reported injuries, and the other went missing and has not been found.

A 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis was dispatched, along with a Maryland State Police helicopter crew, Maryland Natural Resources Police, Anne Arundel County Fire Department and a BoatU.S. crew.

A morning search by an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., was completed at approximately 6:45 a.m. The Coast Guard spent 14 hours searching for the man, which covered approximately 12 square miles.

The search was suspended at 12:08 p.m., pending further developments.

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