Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another Boater Lost on the Bay

Officials search Chesapeake Bay for missing boater
A number of Maryland authorities are searching the Chesapeake Bay for a boater who was reported missing early Saturday, according to Natural Resources Police.

Sgt. Art Windemuth, spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police, said around 1:30 a.m., boater Charles Martin Carlson, III reported that his sole passenger, 40-year-old Mark Allen Harvison, of Pasadena, was missing from his 30-foot, Rampage fishing boat. He went missing between the Severn River and Thomas Point Lighthouse. Carlson last saw Harvison walking toward the vessel's stern, he told police.

Natural Resources Police officials, along with officials from the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police Aviation, and Annapolis City Fire Department, were still looking for the man around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Windemuth described the missing boater as a white male, about 6-foot, 200 lbs. He was wearing a T-shirt, tan pants and fluorescent green sneakers.
 Damn, looks like he just fell off the boat while the operator was not watching him and wasn't missed for too long.  He might well have been OK if he'd had a life jacket of some kind on.  Over on TidalFish it says he has a 7 year old son...

UPDATE: His body was recovered on June 2 after it washed ashore.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like the same thing that happened a few years ago when Lindy O'Neal was lost while outside the cabin. He was getting a ride home after an evening at Vera's. He went out for a smoke or a whatever and wasn't missed for quite some time.

    Lindy was a father of two young children. He was also the contractor who built my house for us.