Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Bayside Beach, Md.

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard NewsBALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, for the 27-year-old man who was reported as having fallen overboard from a sailing vessel approximately two miles off Bayside Beach, Monday.

A crewmember aboard the sailing vessel Phoenix contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders via VHF-FM radio at approximately 12:30 p.m., reporting a crewmember overboard.

The reporting source stated that two crewmembers, a female and the missing male, both fell overboard.

The crew rescued the female, but lost sight of the male.

Sector Baltimore watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched crews aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay and an MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J. The watchstanders also notified members at the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene at approximately 1 p.m.

Crews from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, Annapolis City Police and Baltimore City also joined in the search.

A crew from Station Curtis Bay remained on scene throughout the night and was joined by crews from Air Station Atlantic City, Anne Arundel County and NRP for a morning search.

The Coast Guard suspended after searching 155 square miles for approximately 22 hours.

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