Coast Guard, Canada, partner agencies search for a possible missing kayaker off Maine

Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo

Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo

BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a man calling mayday who possibly fell out of his kayak Wednesday morning off the coast of Maine.

A man broadcasted mayday three times over the radio at about 10:15 a.m., and Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received the hail. Through a broken radio transmission, it is believed the man fell out of his kayak and is in the vicinity of Bois Bubert Island.

Coast Guard Station Jonesport launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew and Station Southwest Harbor launched a 29-foot response boat crew to search the area. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew launched from Air Station Cape Cod.

Also assisting in the search is a Canadian air force aircrew, a Maine Marine patrol aircrew, and three Maine Marine patrol boat crews.

The crews are currently searching a 275 square mile area.

If anyone has any knowledge to this man’s whereabouts please call Ken Stuart at Sector Northern New England at 207-741-5422.

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