Missing Kayaker Found
Earlier this morning, the United States Coast Guard sent out a press release stating that after 18 hours, the United States Coast Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, Maine Marine Patrol and other partner agencies had suspended the search for a possible missing kayaker who was believed to have fallen out of his kayak in the vicinity of Bois Bubert Island, in Washington County.
The Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a broadcasted mayday three times over the radio at about 10:15 AM on Wednesday, June 21st. The Coast Guard and other agencies searched over 456 square miles without success.
Well no sooner then that story was posted we have a happy ending! According to WABI- TV Channel 5, a Game Warden recognized the audio of the man who had broadcast the Mayday call and knew that he was staying in a cabin on Petit Manan.
The man had used a radio that was not waterproof to transmit his call and didn't know that anyone had heard the call. He was able to swim back to the Island with the kayak and had no idea anyone was searching for him.
Ken Stuart, a command duty officer with the Coast Guard said "He absolutely did the right thing by researching the water temperature, recognizing the need to dress for the 49-degree water, and wear a lifejacket, all of which contributed to keeping him safe once things went wrong,"