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Coast Guard Searching for Missing Boater in Chesapeake Bay

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Saturday for a missing boater in the Chesapeake Bay near the Ocean View fishing pier near Norfolk.

Norfolk 911 dispatch operators contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 6:30 p.m. to report finding an adrift 8-foot dinghy with the engine down.

According to the Coast Guard, sector watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched crews aboard a response boat from Coast Guard Station Little Creek, a response boat from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth and a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Personnel from Virginia Marine Resources Commission and a boat crew from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries are also involved in the searching, according to the Coast Guard.

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