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Search for Two Missing Boaters in the Severn River

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard and Maryland authorities are searching for two missing boaters in the Severn River.
 
Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says two witnesses made a 911 call Tuesday morning, saying they heard a person yelling for help and saw a man go under water about 100 yards from shore near the Sherwood Forest community in Anne Arundel County.
 
Thomson says the two boaters are believed to have been duck hunters who had recently dropped off someone at Smith's Marina.
 
Anne Arundel fire department spokesman Capt. Russ Davies says the efforts have shifted from a rescue to recovery.
 
The 25-person search was temporarily suspended Tuesday night because of darkness but is due to restart Wednesday morning.
 

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.