Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Maryland Woman

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard has suspended its search today for a Monkton, Md., resident who reportedly had fallen off a boat into the Sassafras River Thursday.

Missing is Sharon Andrews, 61.

The Coast Guard searched an area of about 42 square miles for more than 24 hours, without locating Andrews.

HH-65C Dolphin helicopter rescue crews from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., completed six aerial search patterns, and 25-foot rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Stations Curtis Bay and Stillpond, Md., completed 15 surface search patterns.

The Maryland Natural Resource Police, Cecil Country Fire and Rescue Department, Cecil Country Dive Team, Kent Country Fire and Rescue Department, Aberdeen military police and local police departments assisted the Coast Guard in the search.

Watchstander’s at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore were notified at 5:57 p.m. Thursday by Andrew’s husband who reported she had fallen off the back of their 27-foot, cuddy-cabin boat into the Sassafras River.

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