Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker near Isle au Haut, Maine

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard News
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing kayaker, Matt Grabowski, 30, after he was reported overdue at approximately 11:00 p.m., Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England were notified of the missing person after he had missed his scheduled call check-in on Thursday. He was expected to be kayaking around Isle au Haut, Maine.

Grabowski left Hatch Cove Stonington, Maine, Tuesday, for a several-day kayaking and camping trip and was scheduled to return to Stonington Friday. Grabowski is reported to be kayaking in a 14-foot yellow kayak and his last known position was in the vicinity of Burnt Island or Pell Island on the north side of Isle Au Haut.

Grabowski’s last known position is Burnt Island, where he made a phone call to check in at 6 p.m., Wednesday night. Grabowski was camping in a one-man orange tent and using a 14-foot yellow kayak.

Currently searching are:

  • MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass.
  • HC-144 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass.
  • 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor, Maine
  • Maine Marine Patrol

Anyone with information is urged to contact Coast Guard Sector Northern New England at 207-767-0303 or on VHF channel 16.

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