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Monday, May 28, 2012

Search for Missing Boater in Chesapeake Bay Under Way

BETTERTON, Md. – A search for a missing boater started Sunday afternoon in the Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland Natural Resources Police say four people were on board a 35-foot power boat when the vessel stopped so the boaters could go swimming. According to authorities, a 21-year-old man jumped into the water but did not reappear.
Search efforts by NRP, the Coast Guard, Maryland State Police aviation and fire department vessels continued throughout the afternoon a half-mile west of Howell Point in Kent County. Sgt. Art Windemuth tells WBOC that emergency crews have suspended search efforts until daylight Monday.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin

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