LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The Coast Guard, along with local agencies, are searching for a 23-year-old man Wednesday after his kayak was found overturned on the Potomac River.
Missing is Jeryll Dickerson. Officials say a friend of Dickerson contacted watch-standers at the Coast Guard Station in St. Inigoes, Md. around 12:30 p.m. reporting Dickerson missing after last being seen at 7:30 a.m. kayaking on the Potomac River. A Westmoreland, Va. fire rescue boat crew located the man’s overturned kayak on the river.
Responding crews include a crew aboard a 29-foot Coast Guard Response Boat, an aircrew aboard an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station in New Jersey, a Westmoreland fire rescue boat crew, Maryland Natural Resources Police boat crews, a St. Mary’s County fire rescue boat crew and a Maryland State Police helicopter aircrew.
Information will be updated as information becomes available.
Va. man attempting to paddle across Potomac to Maryland for breakfast missing. Kayak found. Crews searching water, river banks.
— MD NRP (@MDNRPolice) May 7, 2014
More From Maryland
- Police: Maryland High School Student Planned Violent Attack at School
- Man Kills Daughters, 4 and 17, Then Himself at Waldorf Home
- Police: Off-Duty Officer Drove Drunk, Crashed Patrol Car
- Police Shoot, Kill Maryland Man Threatening Kids with Butcher Knife