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Baltimore man missing after watercraft found in Back River

Maryland State Police

Rescuers, including the Coast Guard and other local police authorities, are searching for a man after his personal watercraft was found unattended in the Back River near Essex.

The Coast Guard reported Harry Gillis, 47, of Baltimore, was missing. According to statement, the Coast Guard received a call at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday from a man reporting that a blue personal watercraft had drifted to his pier with the keys in the ignition.

Coast Guard crew used a boat and a helicopter in its search. They were joined by a Baltimore County Police boat and a Maryland Natural Resources Police boat, as well as by a Maryland State Police helicopter.

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