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Search resumes for missing boater

Posted: 10:41 AM, Jan 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-01 15:41:16Z

Crews are still searching for a man who fell off his sailboat on New Year’s Eve just north of the Bay Bridge.

Maryland Natural Resources Police said Stephen Reynolds, 48, fell overboard near Sandy Point State Park around 9 p.m.

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A fireboat from the Annapolis Fire Department was already on the water in the area and located the sailboat, and began a search. Marine units from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the United States Coast Guard, as well as two helicopters from the Maryland State Police, assisted.

The second person on the sailboat was uninjured, and brought safely to shore.

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Units from the Fire Department suspended the initial search around 11:30 p.m., and began again Friday morning.

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