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QUANTICO, Va. (AP) - Authorities have launched a search for two men after their boat capsized in the Potomac River in northern Virginia.

Coast Guard officials say a tugboat crew saw the boat capsize Sunday about a mile south of Leesylvania State Park but could not locate the men by the time they got to the area where the boat capsized.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Authorities in Maryland say everyone is accounted for after 16 sailboats overturned during part of a sailing event in the Severn River off Annapolis.

The Maryland Natural Resources Police say 22 people ranging in age from 16 to 70 were pulled from the water and that everyone was unharmed and accounted for.

Officials said the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday when the boats encountered strong gusts of wind and the water turned rough.

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POINT OF ROCKS, Md. (AP) - Officials are searching for two men who they say went missing when their boat capsized in the Potomac River in Frederick County.

Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says 62-year-old Lawrence Walter Grey Jr. of Brunswick and 51-year-old Robert Evonne Lee of Frederick left to go fishing around 5 a.m. Sunday near the Point of Rocks at the Virginia border.

Hours later someone reported seeing the men in distress.

Thomson says the capsized boat was found.

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Two people have been rescued after their sailboat overturned in the Delaware River.

The Wilmington News Journal reports Goodwill Fire Company spokesman David Majewski Jr. says emergency rescue crews responded to the scene Sunday evening for reports of an overturned boat in New Castle.

Majewski says crews helped bring two members of the New Castle Sailing Club to shore. The pair was treated at the scene for injuries.