Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Annapolis, Md

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing man at 6:50 a.m. Thursday.

Missing is James Schmidt, 47.

Schmidt was reported missing in the waters of the Chester River at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Baltimore received a call from the Maryland Natural Resources Police of a person in the water who was reported to be fishing with his father and his nephew.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., along with personnel from the Maryland Natural Resources Police, Kent County and Queen Ann’s fire departments, Maryland State Police were on scene conducting the search for Schmidt.

The Coast Guard and local agencies searched a total of 68 square miles in 10 hours for the man.

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