The authorities responded to a report at around 12:30 p.m. that a helicopter had crashed, Maryland Natural Resources Police Capt. Brian Albert told the Baltimore Sun.
The brother of an onboard passenger was boating in the area and saw the incident happening, and notified authorities CNN reported.
— USCG Mid-Atlantic (@uscgmidatlantic) May 4, 2019
The Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department confirmed that volunteers were currently responding to a helicopter down in Chesapeake Bay and asked drivers to move over for responding units.
Anne Arundel County Fire Department sent a dive team to the scene to locate the missing passengers.
BREAKING: There are reports of a helicopter down in the Chesapeake Bay off of Kent Island, Md., more specifically Bloody Point.
Private boats report seeing wreckage floating in the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other first responders are currently scrambling to the scene. pic.twitter.com/QPTMHznDeu
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) May 4, 2019
Brandi Colbert, a witness who works in the Kent Point Marina, told the Baltimore Sun that the helicopter went over the marina and disappeared.
Volunteers are currently responding to a helicopter down in the Chesapeake bay. (9-62 Box). Please move over for responding units.
It’s not clear by the time of the publication if anyone was hurt in the crash.
This is a developing story, please check back for more information.