UPDATE: After approximately two-and-a-half hours of searching, the subject was located. He was soon after evaluated by first responders and signed a refusal for care. All units returned to service at approximately 8 p.m.
COLTONS POINT, Md. — We are receiving reports of a canoe that overturned earlier today that has one person missing.
At approximately 5:15 p.m. on September 7, first responders were alerted to the overturned vessel by phone of a District of Columbia resident who had been on a call with his friend who overturned. His friend was described as a 75-year-old male who had last seen land in the area of Coltons Point and St. Clement’s Island.
Nobody has been able to give a description of the canoe.
The caller indicated that the canoe operator was heading over to Virginia and did not make it back after entering more strong waters.
Trooper 7 from the Maryland State Police Aviation have begun actively searching for the man from the air, who was described as wearing a straw hat, white shirt, khaki shorts and a child’s life jacket.
The Department of Natural Resources and the Coast Guard have both been notified to assist with the search.
This is a developing story. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.