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Police I.D. two crabbers still missing in Patapsco River

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Posted at 6:52 PM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 16:24:07-04

CURTIS BAY, Md. — Police have suspended a search for two men who went missing while crabbing Saturday night in Anne Arundel County.

A good Samaritan called the Maryland based Coast Guard around 5 p.m. to report debris in the water about 300 yards away from Brandon Shores Power Plant.

Among the debris were empty beer cans, a flotation device, a cooler with an I.D. inside and a gas can that appeared to have been from a boat.

Based on information from the found I.D., police were able to identify the two men as Mark Alexander Vetock of Glen Burnie and Tevin Leviticus Calhoun from Pasadena. Police had confirmed that both had gone crabbing on Saturday.

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The debris was reportedly located following a storm, so crews are unsure of exactly where Vetock and Calhoun were when they went missing.

Crews had been focusing on areas between Stoney Creek and Rock Creek, as well as North Beach for any signs of the two men.

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Maryland Natural Resources Police say while they will no longer deploy dive teams or helicopters, a boat crew will conduct a surface search of the waters on Monday.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Coast Guard at 410-576-2693.