SALISBURY, Md. — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater in the Wicomico River near Salisbury.

Authorities say a person notified the Coast Guard in Baltimore early Saturday that a man went overboard after his boat was involved in an accident. The boat reportedly struck a dredge pontoon when the boater was ejected from the vessel.

A Coast Guard crew from the St. Crisfield station began searching for the boater with rescuers from Wicomico County, Salisbury and state agencies. A Coast Guard helicopter crew is also searching for the missing boater.

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