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wavedancer38 09-04-2012 09:26 AM

Missing Boater near Gibson Island
 
I heard about the boater who went missing Monday off Gibson Island. We were sailing past there yesterday about noon, and an hour or so later, the storm kicked up. We got gusts up to about 40 knots. Luckily, we were able to pull in the jib and had no problems.

Not sure of the size of the vessel the boater was on, but its pretty sad. They searched last night for him until dark, and will continue the search today.

I feel we were really lucky, as we were an hour ahead of where the really bad weather hit.

Stenn 09-04-2012 02:51 PM

Re: Missing Boater near Gibson Island, MD
 
Pretty thin reporting throughout the area...but did manage to find out from Coast Guard it was a 37. Reporting said Phoenix was from Chestertown....couldn't tell from reporting whether skipper is one missing, or one of his guests.....not aware of where "6 foot knoll" area off Gibson Island is.

aa3jy 09-04-2012 03:03 PM

Re: Missing Boater near Gibson Island
 
Scanty details..

Man Missing After Sailing Accident - Pasadena, MD Patch

Emergency crews resume search for missing boater - CapitalGazette.com: Arundel Digest

Location of the 6 foot Knoll:

SIX FOOT KNOLL Upper Bay 2761342829 39 08’16″ N76 22’03″ W

wavedancer38 09-04-2012 03:10 PM

Re: Missing Boater near Gibson Island
 
Wow, it was a 37? He must have had full sails up, even though there was less than 5 knt of wind. We were motoring most of the day. I thought for sure it would have been a smaller boat. I don't know where that area near Gibson Island is either. Could not find it on a map.

Stenn 09-04-2012 03:21 PM

Re: Missing Boater near Gibson Island
 
Thanks Dancer38. So that's basically the middle of the bay, off Bodkin Creek....in between 2 shipping channels.......not good for finding him :(

Stenn 09-04-2012 03:25 PM

Re: Missing Boater near Gibson Island
 
Oooops.....thanks to AA3JY for the coordinates. Hey AA3.....is that the map number too.....27613xxxxxx ?

Stenn 09-04-2012 03:31 PM

Re: Missing Boater near Gibson Island
 
No, guess not....
Map would be 12278.....(noaa)

wavedancer38 09-07-2012 08:41 PM

Re: Missing Boater near Gibson Island
 
So, it looks like they recovered the boaters body yesterday. Does anyone know where he was found? Very sad.

Flybyknight 10-05-2012 07:15 AM

Re: Missing Boater near Gibson Island
 
Actually, the Six Foot Knoll is 4.18 NM NE of the flagpole on Gibson Island bearing 41 degrees magnetic.

Dick


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