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Date: July 16, 2012

Contact: Public Affairs Detachment Baltimore

Office: (410) 576-2541

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately 5 p.m. Monday for a 35-year-old man after he went swimming and could not be located in the near Aberdeen Sunday.

Missing is Khaam Xairabong.

A Harford County 911 dispatcher contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at approximately 9 p.m., Sunday reporting Xairabong missing.

A crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat - Small from Coast Guard Station , an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., a rescue boatcrew, a Maryland State Police helicopter crew and a Maryland Natural Resources Police boatcrew responded to search for Xairabong.

The Coast Guard suspended after searching 17 square miles for approximately 16 hours for Xairabong.

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  • A two-minute lesson that covered finger dexterity after cold water immersion. We placed a hand in cold water while the instructor spoke for two minutes. One we removed our hands we had to pick up the coin on the table. Not as easy as if looks. Try this only with an expert present.
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  • Ray Feller, Auxiliarist  dons his dry suit. The suit provides significant protection in cold water. Having the suit alone is not enough. Knowing how the human body reacts to sudden immersion was the classroom session of our training today.
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