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Mid Atlantic Media Contact: (757) 398-6272

5th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: July 01, 2012

Contact: Public Affairs Detachment Baltimore

Office: (410) 576-2541

UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for 1 near Breezy Point, Md.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 11:45 a.m. Sunday for a 28-year-old man after the boat he was aboard capsized 15 nautical miles south of Annapolis, Md., near Breezy Point, Md., Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a call at 3:30 a.m. Saturday from a crewmember aboard a fishing boat reporting they had rescued two people clinging to a crab pot. The two people rescued by the fishing boat indicated that they and three others were aboard a boat when it capsized, and that the three others were now missing.

A crew aboard a 27-foot Utility Boat from Coast Guard Station Oxford, Md., arrived on scene Saturday and rescued two of the remaining three people. The search continued for the remaining man.

A UTB crew from station Oxford, a crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat - Medium from station Annapolis, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., a Maryland Natural Resources Police boatcrew, an aircrew aboard a Maryland State Police helicopter, a Calvert County Fire Rescue crew, a Charles County side scan sonar boatcrew and a Anne Arundel County side scan sonar boatcrew responded to the search.

The Coast Guard searched a total of 145 square nautical miles over approximately 19 hours for the man.

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