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Family, friends honor Anne Arundel Co. men killed while crabbing

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 10:43:40-04

PASADENA, Md. (WMAR) — Family and friends are mourning two Anne Arundel County men killed while crabbing over the weekend.

Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered the bodies of 27-year-old's Mark Vetock of Glen Burnie and Tevin Calhoun of Pasadena in the the Patapsco River Monday morning.

Vetock, a newlywed, and Tevin, a new father, were reported missing after they took their 14-foot long Jon boat out into the river near Stoney Creek Saturday afternoon to go crabbing. They were reportedly heading towards Dobbins Island. Roughly two hours later, another boater flagged down a passing Coast Guard vessel to say they found some concerning debris in the water near the Brandon Shores Power Plant. The boater had found a gas tank, a flotation device, and a cooler that contained Vetock’s wallet.

Around the clock searches started for the two crabbers. Monday morning, family and friends got the heartbreaking news that they wouldn't be coming home.

Friends have planned a candle lighting to remember the two men Tuesday night at Tick Neck Park in Pasadena at 8:30 p.m. Family and friends of Mark and Tevin are invited.

Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating is weather played a role in the tragedy. The debris was found in the water after an afternoon storm.