Coast Guard Searches for Missing Man in Patuxent River


BALTIMORE (Oct. 13, 2008)—The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man in the Patuxent River after a boating accident Sunday.

Four people were ejected from a 35-foot cigarette boat after reportedly striking a sand bar in the vicinity of Point Patient.

Ron Healy, a Good Samaritan that was in the area at the time, recovered three of the people from the water and transferred them to awaiting emergency services.

Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes, Md., Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., the Natural Resource Police, Calvert County divers and Prince Fredrick County Fire and Rescue are currently searching for the remaining man.

Persons recovered were taken to Prince George Shock Trauma and Calvert County Memorial Hospital.

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