BALTIMORE, Md. (WMAR) - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 27-year-old boater reported having fallen overboard from a sailing vessel off Bayside Beach.
A crewmember aboard the sailing vessel Phoenix contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders via VHF-FM radio at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday, reporting a crewmember overboard.
The caller said that two people, a man and a female, both fell overboard. Initially there were five people onboard the sailboat.
The woman, Hannah Kahn, 26, was recovered, but they lost sight of 27-year-old Jason Ryman. Ryman was described as wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts and did not have a life jacket.
Officials say the friends were sailing when a strong gust of wind caused the sailboat to tilt to the right and the two slid off. Kahn was rescued quickly, and Ryman was seen waving his hand but the crew was unable to reach him.
Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay and Air Station Atlantic City responded to the area.
A Coast Guard response boat as well as a Maryland State Police helicopter remained in the area overnight on Monday into Tuesday.
The Coast Guard suspended after searching 155 square miles for about 22 hours.
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