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U.S. Secret Service Agent identified as missing dead kayaker

Posted at 10:32 AM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 22:54:03-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A 40-year-old missing kayaker found dead Saturday night has been identified as a U.S. Secret Service Agent.

Officials say Stephanie Hancock's kayak overturned earlier Saturday afternoon off Eastport.

Anne Arundel County 9-11 dispatchers were initially called and notified an area Coast Guard crew at 3:20 p.m., of two kayakers, who fell into the water near Horn Point.

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Officials said the harbormaster initially found and rescued one of them. A search for the second continued into the night,

Coast Guard officials say Maryland Natural Resources Police found Hancock's body around 9:30 p.m. in Spa Creek. Police say she wasn't wearing a life jacket when she fell into the water.

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan tweeted that he and the First Lady are saddened by the loss of Hancock, and are praying for her family, friends, and loved ones.