Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman in Maryland

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing fisherman after his boat was found unmanned with its engines running, Maryland officials say.

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The U.S. Coast Guard says a search is underway after a fisherman disappeared in Maryland, leaving behind an unmanned boat with its engines still running.

State officials contacted the Coast Guard after someone reported finding a 20-foot boat “with no one on board” in the area of ​​Anchor Marina, the Coast Guard said in an April 21 news release.

The engines were running and a telephone and fishing gear were aboard the boat, officials said.

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The missing man is 27-year-old David Rambo of Wilmington, Delaware, officials said. He was wearing jeans and a maroon shirt when last seen, around 11 p.m., and “was reportedly fishing in the area of ​​the mouth of North East Creek.”

The Coast Guard is searching by boat and helicopter. State troopers, Department of Natural Resources agents and local police and fire departments are also assisting in the search.

Anchor Marina is located in the northeast and about a 50 mile drive northeast of Baltimore.

Anyone with information about the missing man is asked to contact the Coast Guard at 410-576-2693.

Mitchell Willetts is a real-time news reporter covering the central US for McClatchy. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and lives in Texas.