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Boater Goes Missing in Harford County

Harford County, Md. (July 16, 2012) – Kamhou Xairavong, 35, of Edgewood went missing yesterday, July 15, at around 8:30 p.m. after he left the boat he was on to take a swim in the river and was taken away by the current.

Xairavong and his friend Sunny Singh, 34, of Essex were fishing off of a boat on the Bush River in Harford County when Xairavong decided to jump into the river and cool off. Singh stated that he soon saw his friend struggling and jumped in to help. Both men were swept away by the current and Singh was rescued by a passing boat.

Maryland Natural Resource Police officers, along with units from the U.S. Coast Guard, Harford County Sheriff’s Department and Harford County Volunteer Fire companies are continuing the search for Xairavong.

   July 16, 2012

Contact: Sgt. Brian K. Albert
240-405-5761 cell 

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