Virginia Man Missing After Storms Overturn Vessel

CALVERT COUNTY, Md. (June 30, 2012) – The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) are searching for a missing boater who’s vessel overturned in stormy weather off Chesapeake Beach Friday evening. The missing person, identified as 28-year-old Angel Ayala Cerros of Alexandria, Virginia went missing after his 12-foot vessel capsized during high winds, heavy rains, and rough sea conditions. These fierce storms blanketed most of the Maryland area last evening at approximately 1030 pm.

Four other occupants of the vessel were rescued at approximately 4:20 AM after being located by United State’s Coast Guard. The capsized vessel was later found approximately 1-1/4 miles from shore.

NRP investigators discovered that the four survivors rescued were wearing life jackets at the time of the accident; however, Cerros became separated from his life jacket during the accident.

An aerial search has been completed in the area, and search operations continue for Cerros with the assistance of the United State’s Coast Guard, The Charles County Fire Dept. and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department’s Side Scan Sonar Units. NRP’s Special Operations Division continues to investigate this incident.

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