A tragedy that could have been avoided –
Four children and their parents [also reported as four children and two men] were on board a 17-foot sailboat that swamped and sank near the Bay Bridge outside Annapolis on Sunday. A nearby boat rescued the woman and four children, but a 42-year old man [also reported as 46-year old man named Adrian Perez] from Upper Marlboro is still missing.
No one was wearing a lifejacket [emphasis added], and the survivors said that the boat sank so quickly that there was no time to find them and put them on.
The Maryland NRP says that the search will resume to recover the missing man. Anyone with any information should call the Coast Guard Sector Baltimore at 410-576-2525.
Please wear a PFD at all times, and don’t overload your boat!