Coast Guard searching for missing kayakers off Groton, Connecticut

Coast Guard Station New London 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo

Coast Guard Station New London 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Coast Guard is searching for two overdue kayakers Sunday after they were reported missing near Groton, Connecticut.

Missing is Spencer Mugford, 21 years old, and Sophia McKenna, 20 years old, last seen aboard a white tandem kayak via social media at 2:00 a.m., Sunday morning.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification from the City of Groton Police Department that Mugford and McKenna were missing.

Mugford was last seen wearing a blue tank top and salmon shorts.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station New London launched and are searching.

Anyone with information is requested to please contact the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center at 203-468-4401.

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