ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A fisherman may have fallen through the ice in a Maryland river.
The Baltimore Sun reports that people had noticed a hole in the ice on the Patapsco River on Friday. There was a boot and a tackle box nearby. One person said the items had not been there two hours before.
Maryland Natural Resources police searched for the man along the river in Patapsco Valley State Park, which is near Ellicott City.
Officers searched near a dam but were unable to locate the fisherman. Ice near the dam was 4 inches thick on Friday but was melted by Saturday.
No cars were left unattended at the park. Officers have checked with other jurisdictions but haven’t found any missing-person reports.
HELP US: A boot & tackle box were recovered near this hole below Daniels Dam @PatapscoSP this afternoon. A water search turned up nothing & there is no vehicle on scene. If you fell in & self-rescued or someone has not returned home, call @MDNRPolice, 410-260-8888. pic.twitter.com/90nxRqmGPG
— Maryland NRP (@MDNRPolice) January 12, 2018
Search by @MDNRPolice for possible missing ice fisherman below Daniels Dam @PatapscoSP hampered by runoff from last night’s rain. River free flowing where 4-inches of ice had been. Shoreline search downstream next step. Tips, call 410-260-8888. pic.twitter.com/rY4Y2GboB0
— Maryland NRP (@MDNRPolice) January 13, 2018
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