Search to resume today for man missing in Susquehanna River

June 13, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The search for a man reported missing in the Susquehanna River north of Port Deposit since Sunday was called off last night and was to resume today.

Nelson Stauffer and Brent M. Horst, both of Ephrata, Pa., were fishing off Bird Island about 6 p.m. when their outboard-powered boat began filling with water and sinking, said John Surrick, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Surrick said Horst, 22, was rescued by boaters but that Stauffer, about 25, could not be found. Neither was wearing a life vest, he said.

Surrick said Maryland Natural Resources Police, the Coast Guard, the Civil Air Patrol and a state police helicopter searched for Stauffer for three hours Sunday and yesterday until darkness. He said the search was to resume about 7 a.m. today.

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