Reporting Mike Hellgren
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The search continues for a missing boater who went into the cold waters of the Chesapeake when a sailboat capsized, killing one person on board.
Mike Hellgren has more on the search.
The family of the missing boater is not giving up hope. Even in this darkness, they are searching for him. They believe he is still alive.
There was a desperate 911 call after the boat capsized on the Chesapeake Bay near Sandy Point this weekend.
“They’re off Sandy Point. Their boat’s been capsized. They’re in the water,” a rescue crewmember said.
“Ma’am, are you hanging onto your boat?” the operator asked.
You can hear the cries for help in the background. Then the phone goes dead.
Police recovered the body of Daniel Denike, 46, of Laurel. One person survived, Taylor Rogers, 25, from Salisbury. She was treated for hypothermia and is talking to investigators.
Crews are searching for the body of Tyler Cordrey, a 25-year-old from the Eastern Shore.
“His dog, which is his right-hand man…there’s been no sign of him either. In the back of my mind, there’s hope that [they're] hunched up in the woods together,” said Cordrey’s cousin, Ryan Savage.
This has been a particularly deadly year on the water, with 25 people who died on the Chesapeake and its tributaries.
Police do not know what caused the boat to capsize. The three on board were wearing life vests.
Cordrey’s family says he was skilled on the water and they are looking for volunteers to help them search.
The family plans to resume their search in the morning. If you would like to help, call 443-610-6607.