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Coast Guard search for two missing canoers near Annapolis, Maryland

Coast Guard search for two missing canoers near Annapolis, Maryland. MH-65 Dolphin Atlantic City.
Archive image: a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoists a rescue swimmer from the deck of a Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-medium near Brooklyn, New York, May 14, 2019. The aircrew from Air Station Atlantic City regularly trains with members from Station New York to ensure Coast Guard men and women are ready to respond when called upon.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier.

ANNAPOLIS, Md.​ — The Coast Guard is searching for two canoers last sighted ten miles south of Annapolis near Herring Bay, Maryland, Thursday evening.​

The missing canoers have been identified as a 41 year-old woman and her 8 year-old son.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Maryland National Capitol Region command center received a report from Maryland State Police members that two individuals were seen struggling to return to shore in a canoe near Herring Bay and not seen again by the reporting individual.​

An Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Annapolis 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew were launched to assist in the search.​

An Air Station Elizabeth City​ HC-130 Hercules aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Inigoes boat crew are continuing the search Friday morning along with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan.​

Coast Guard search for two missing canoers near Annapolis, Maryland. HC-130J Super Hercules Elizabeth City.
Archive image: an HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft sits on a runway in Waco, Texas, following its arrival May 11, 2017, to begin installation of the Minotaur Mission System Suite. The aircraft previously operated out of Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and is the second HC-130J to undergo a mission system retrofit.
U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Also assisting in the search are members of the Queen Anne Police Department, Arundel Police Department, Maryland Natural Resource Police, and Maryland State Police.​

Anyone with additional information regarding this case should contact the Sector Maryland command center at 410-576-2525.


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