Coast Guard suspends search for missing boat technician in Curtis Creek, Md.

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BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing boat technician in Curtis Creek.

The missing man, Allen Van Dyke, was last seen working on a 25-foot vessel at Jaws Marine boat shop Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Maryland Natural Resources Police found said boat unmanned in Curtis Creek at 10:15 a.m. and alerted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region in Baltimore.

Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay searched a total of 53 square miles in 28 hours.

Personnel with the MNRP, Baltimore City Fire Department and Maryland State Police also contributed to search efforts on shore, air and sea.

“We worked extremely closely with our remarkable state and local partners to do everything we could to return Mr. Van Dyke to his family,” said Capt. Joseph Loring, commander, Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region. “Despite the extensive search effort, we were unable to locate him.  Our hearts go out to Mr. Van Dyke’s loved ones.”

The Coast Guard will be working with partner agencies to determine the cause of the incident.

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