Crews search for two men in Chesapeake Bay after helicopter crash

KENT ISLAND, Md. – A search is underway for two people after a helicopter crashed near Kent Island Saturday afternoon.

According to the US Coast Guard and state officials, the incident happened around 12:30 PM. Reports say a two-seat light helicopter with two men aboard crashed about 1 mile south of Kent Island.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis and a boat crew with Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 25-1 were reportedly launched to search for the two men.

Personnel with the following agencies are also responding:

National Transportation Safety Board
Federal Aviation Administration
Maryland National Resources Police
Queen Anne’s County Fire Department
Talbot County Fire Department
Anne Arundel County Fire Department Dive Team
The on-scene weather was reported as 5 to 10 knot winds, 1 foot seas and a water temperature of 62 degrees.

The cause of the helicopter crash is unknown.

If anyone sees anything in the vicinity south of Kent Island, it is requested that they contact the Sector Maryland-National Capital Region on VHF-FM channel 16 or at 410-576-2525.

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