River combed for Laurel man

November 24, 1992

About 100 searchers combed the Little Patuxent River last night, looking for a 26-year-old Laurel man believed to have drowned when his canoe sank after going over an 8-foot waterfall, authorities said.

Members of the Fort Meade and Anne Arundel County fire departments, as well as Patuxent Wildlife Refuge officials, called off their search about 8:30 p.m. and planned to return to the river today.

The missing man, whose name was not released, was canoeing on the river with his 23-year-old brother shortly before 3:20 p.m.

Just before they came to the waterfall -- a drop created by a small dam -- they pulled the canoe to the side of the river and the younger brother got out, according to fire officials.

The elder brother then continued on, but as he attempted to go over the waterfall, the canoe became submerged, fire officials said.

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