Coast Guard searches for missing Kingston kayaker

60 SitkaBOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for an overdue kayaker in the vicinity of the Jones River in Kingston.

Missing is Michael Rafferty, 43, of Kingston.

Rafferty was last seen departing his residence aboard his kayak into the Jones River Monday at about 4:30 p.m. His girlfriend reported him missing when he did not return home Monday night.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Kingston, Plymouth, and Duxbury harbormasters are searching for Rafferty.

Rafferty has dark brown hair, is reported to be wearing a light colored shirt, shorts, and have a purple kayak. He may be wearing a red lifejacket.

The Coast Guard is requesting anyone who has seen Rafferty or knows his whereabouts contact the Coast Guard Sector Boston command center at 617-223-5757.

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