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(NEW YORK) — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man who was on a boat that sank near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland Sunday.

Two adults and four children were on board the boat when it sank, stern first, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

One adult and four children — ranging in age from 5 to 13 — were rescued, the NRP said.

A second adult — a man from Upper Marlboro, Maryland — is missing. The Coast Guard said the missing man is the children’s father.

The children and adult were found in the water, one mile north of the Bay Bridge, according to the Coast Guard. No one was wearing life jackets, according to the NRP.

Their conditions were unknown, the Coast Guard said.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge runs between Maryland’s east and west shores. The Coast Guard, Air Station Atlantic City, Anne Arundel Fire Department, Maryland National Resources Police and Boat U.S. are involved in the search, the Coast Guard said.

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