Crews Search For Missing Chesapeake Bay Boater

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Coast Guard and state and local crews continued searching the Chesapeake Bay late Saturday evening for a missing boater after earlier recovering two other people from the water.

Rescue crews responded Saturday afternoon to distress and 911 calls that a sailboat was taking on water off of Sandy Point State Park, near the Bay Bridge, according to Sgt. Art Windemuth of the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

The 911 call was from a female victim who said “her vehicle was sinking,” the spokesman said. But the caller did not provide an accurate location, and Windermuth could not say how long it took crews to locate the boaters.

Emergency officials say a 25-year-old woman was pulled from the Bay near the Magothy River and was treated for hypothermia. A 40-year-old man was not immediately responsive and was taken to the hospital with what officials called serious and life-threatening injuries. His condition was not available late Saturday night. Crews were still searching late Saturday night for a third boater, believed to be a man about 25 years old.

An Anne Arundel County fire department spokesman said early Saturday evening that crews had not recovered the sailboat.

Windemuth said all three boaters were wearing lifejackets at the time of the accident.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Steven Spiegel

    I hope that they find the third but why the Hell would someone goout on the bay this time of year. Man i work outside and on my day off the last thing i would want to do is freeze bouncing up and down in the bay. But this is the good ole US of A and to each there own i guess.

  • Bill

    Steven many people utilize the bay this time of year. Duck hunters Fishermen and sail boaters. There are even some crazy power surfers as well. The good thing is most drunks in over powered boats are high and dry. The shame is these people where out having fun when the situation turned bad. Curious as to what happened? This time of the year must be respected because the Bay will take you in minutes. May God bless all the families and friends.

  • Shane Cooper

    i like to kayak in the bay this time of year and it is def a dangerous place. may hei matau watch over this missing boater dead or alive!

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