Coast Guard searches for overdue kayaker off of Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands

USCG file photo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews are searching Saturday for an overdue kayaker in waters off of Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Overdue is David Sullivan, 43, a resident of Saint John, who departed Hansen Bay in Saint John at 10 a.m. Friday and failed to return four hours later when he was expected to arrive. Sullivan reportedly is a strong swimmer, he was not wearing a lifejacket, and was last seen wearing shorts and no shirts.

Coast Guard Watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a telephone call at 9 a.m. Saturday from a friend of Sullivan’s family, who reported the incident.

Searching for Sullivan are Coast Guard rescue crews aboard:

* Coast Guard Cutter Cushing
* Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Air Station Borinquen, Aguadilla,
* Coast Guard Boat Forces Saint Thomas 25-foot response boat
* Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft out of Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
* The U.S. Virgin Islands National Park Service

Coast Guard Cutter Cushing is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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