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Four-Month Search for Missing Boater Still Ongoing

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Empty boat found near Cambridge in November. (Photo: WBOC) Empty boat found near Cambridge in November. (Photo: WBOC)
Edward Aasvik missing poster (Photo: MD DNR Police) Edward Aasvik missing poster (Photo: MD DNR Police)

DORCHESTER COUNTY, Md.- Since Nov. 9, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police have been searching for 63-year-old Edward Aasvik of Easton. Aasvik's boat turned up empty near Cambridge and there are no leads to his whereabouts.

DNR police believe Aasvik went overboard in early November.  His boat was found in the water near River Point Road.  The boat was still in neutral and had the navigation lights on when police arrived on the scene.  Since then, DNR police have been searching high and low with no signs of Aasvik.

"We've had divers in the water.  We've had units in the air looking for him and we have not come up with anything.  It is unusual for us to go this long without having found something, found clothing, found something else that may have gone overboard with him," said DNR Police spokesperson, Candy Thomson.

DNR officials said despite Aasvik going missing in November, and the search going on through the winter months, that area around Todds Point and the Choptank River is still heavily traveled by boaters.  However, nobody on the water has reported any signs or tips to DNR police.  

But that does not mean the search is over for Aasvik.

"Clearly, we can't declare him dead. Only the medical examiner can declare him dead or a court.  So the investigation remains open and we continue to look for him," Thomson said.

Thomson also added DNR police still encourage the public to be on the lookout for anything around the Todds Point/Choptank River area where Aasvik's boat was found.  Aasvik was last seen on his boat at Dickerson's Marina in Trappe about two weeks before his empty boat was found.

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