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SEARCH SUSPENDED FOR CREWMAN MISSING FROM CONSTRUCTION BARGE

The search has been suspended for Gregory Luckett who is reported to have fallen into the water off a 25 foot construction barge near the mouth of the South River in Chesapeake Bay. Luckett and two other workers were reportedly returning from a construction site towing a barge when they encountered stormy weather, Luckett apparently lost his balance and went overboard. It is unknown whether or not he was wearing any personal flotation device or work vest. The Coast Guard indicated that despite an exhaustive search they were unable to locate Luckett. The case remains under investigation by the Coast Guard.