Baltimore County firefighters rescued six kayakers Saturday afternoon who were caught in downpours at Dundee Creek Marina in Middle River.
In Annapolis, a 39-year-old woman went missing an hour earlier after her kayak overturned off Eastport. Authorities did not say the weather was a factor. Divers found her body around 9:30 p.m., Department of Natural Resources officials said. Her name is currently being withheld.
Of the six rescued in Middle River, one person suffered injuries and was treated at the scene. The injuries were not believed to be serious, firefighters said. They were called around 4:30 pm to rescue the kayakers off the marina on Graces Quarters Road.
The woman went missing in Annapolis around 3:20 p.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard. She and another kayaker had fallen into the water off Horn Point. Only one person was found and rescued.
The National Weather Service warned of severe thunderstorms throughout the area, with the possibility of hail, on Saturday afternoon.
According to a bulletin issued at 4:13 p.m, the warning covered Baltimore City, as well as southern Baltimore County and northeastern Anne Arundel County. It also cautioned residents to expect hail, accumulating less than an inch, and 60 mph winds that could possibly knock town trees and affect power. The warning was set to last until 5 p.m. for most areas or until 6 p.m. for southern Anne Arundel.
A thunderstorm watch, which is less severe than a warning, pointed to possible thunderstorms throughout the state until at least 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms remained until at least 2 a.m. Sunday.