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Six people were rescued off Kent Island.

The U.S. Coast Guard along with the Annapolis Fire Boat and Station Annapolis crews found the boat taking on water.

They helped keep the vessel afloat and Personnel TowBoatUS finished de-watering bringing it to safety at the Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Coast Guard was first notified when it received a distress call that the 23-foot boat was taking on water on Saturday.

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The U.S Coast Guard and other agencies are now searching the waters of the Choptank River for a 63 year old Easton man whose boat ran aground off Riverpoint Road last night.

WBOC reports that a spokesperson for the Maryland Natural Resources Police said the incident involved a 27-foot cabin cruiser near Cambridge sometime around 7:30 p.m.

The television station reports that the search resumed this morning and covers the area from La Trappe Creek and Tood Point to the mouth of the Choptank.

The man’s identity has not been released.


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 50-year-old captain of a fishing vessel who apparently fell overboard east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

Crew from the 31-foot boat called the Coast Guard on Sunday to report Richard Nee missing. The boat was anchored south of Fisherman's Island near the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay.

Crew members said they believed Nee fell overboard while they were sleeping late Saturday or early Sunday.

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Rehoboth Beach Police say a fifth lifeguard stand missing from the beach has been found off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the stand, one of seven that disappeared last week, was spotted on Tuesday.

A fishing boat spotted two stands floating about two miles offshore near Fenwick Island on Saturday and brought one back to shore. Officials say the U.S. Coast Guard brought in two. On Monday, a fourth was found washed up on a private beach in Bethany Beach.


The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing 15-year old boy who was last seen struggling against the current off Cape Charles on Sunday night.

The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. when a man who emerged fatigued from the water who said he was with a boy who apparently is now missing.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Coast Guard has a 25 foot boat from Station Cape Charles as well as a helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City involved in the search.  

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51-year old Douglas Romano who was a teacher at Stephen Decatur Middle School has died in an apparent boating accident.

His body was recovered in the Potomac River yesterday.

He was looking for fossils along the shoreline on Sunday

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that when he did not return his family contacted authorities.

His skiff was discovered overturned near Cobb Island yesterday after a search by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the U.S. Coast guard.

An official said there were no signs of foul play.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued two men after their boat began sinking in the Chesapeake Bay.

Coast Guard officials got a call around 3 p.m. Sunday reporting that two men were on board a sinking boat near the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse near Annapolis. Coast Guard crews from Annapolis and Maryland State Police responded to the scene and found the boaters in about 20 minutes.

Crews gave the men life jackets and began removing water from the boat, which was then towed to a marina. No one was hurt.


A tractor-trailer has gone over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel into the water this morning after hitting a light pole.

The Virginia Pilot is reporting that the Virginia Beach Fire Department Battalion said the truck went over at the 15 mile marker.

The paper says that the U.S. Coast Guard says navy divers have located one person in the water who was unresponsive.

The Navy has a helicopter at the scene along with the divers.


OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued two boaters from a capsized sailboat in the St. Martin River near Ocean City.

After receiving a report of an overturned sailboat on Monday afternoon, a Coast Guard crew headed to the area and found one boater trying to right the boat.  The Coast Guard says the crew rescued a second boater who had drifted about 25 yards from the boat, then returned to pull the first boater from the boat.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The Coast Guard rescued an oil tanker crewman after he suffered a head injury about 60 miles east of Ocean City.

The Coast Guard says one of its helicopters picked up the 47-year-old man Thursday from the Hellas Endurance, a 500-foot, Greek-flagged tanker.

The tanker contacted the Coast Guard about 6:50 a.m. Thursday to report the man needed immediate medical attention. The Coast Guard sent a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in New Jersey. Fog created low visibility, so pilots used radar to find the ship.