Authorities search river for missing man

UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: NRP spokesperson Sgt. Art Windemuth says the Coast Guard will soon suspend their search, but the NRP will continue to search.

NRP has seized the vessel involved as part of their "boating fatality investigation," Sgt. Windemuth says.

Rescue crews search bay, river for missing man

The Coast Guard and the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) are searching for a 40-year-old man who went missing from a boat near Annapolis at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Using patrol boats and a helicopter, authorities are searching the area of the Chesapeake Bay between Thomas Point Light and the Severn River for Mark Allen Harvison, from Pasadena, who was reported missing from a 30-foot boat in the river.

NRP, Maryland State Police aviation, Coast Guard and Annapolis City Fire Boat began searching for Harvison after they were notified by the operator of the vessel, Charles Martin Carlson III, 41, from Riva, Md.

Carlson said he last saw Harvison walking toward the stern of the vessel.

Harvison is described as a white male, 6-foot, 200 pounds, last seen wearing a white t-shirt, tan pants, and fluorescent green shoes.

Currently, NRP has three patrol boats, and Coast Guard has one vessel and a helicopter engaged in the search for the victim.

NRP's Special Operations Division is investigating the incident.