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Officials search Chesapeake Bay for missing boater

A number of Maryland authorities are searching the Chesapeake Bay for a boater who was reported missing early Saturday, according to Natural Resources Police.

Sgt. Art Windemuth, spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police, said around 1:30 a.m., boater Charles Martin Carlson, III reported that his sole passenger, 40-year-old Mark Allen Harvison, of Pasadena, was missing from his 30-foot, Rampage fishing boat. He went missing between the Severn River and Thomas Point Lighthouse. Carlson last saw Harvison walking toward the vessel's stern, he told police.

Natural Resources Police officials, along with officials from the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police Aviation, and Annapolis City Fire Department, were still looking for the man around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Windemuth described the missing boater as a white male, about 6-foot, 200 lbs. He was wearing a T-shirt, tan pants and fluorescent green sneakers.

erica.green@baltsun.com

An earlier version of this article misidentified the U.S. Coast Guard. The Sun regrets the error.

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