ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police said a 39-year-old woman is dead after her kayak overturned in the Severn River.

Officials heard a mayday call around 3:30 Saturday afternoon from a for-hire sailing vessel.

Police said two kayakers were paddling in Spa Creek off the Severn River when one of the kayaks overturned.

Neither boater was wearing a life jacket.

Police said boats, sonar devices and search teams were dispatched. 

Officials are waiting to notify the next of kin before identifying the woman.