Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker in Providence River, RI

Coast Guard Station Castle Hill 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

Coast Guard Station Castle Hill 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

BOSTON — The Coast Guard, along with the Providence Police Department, is searching for a 46-year-old man Friday after he was reported overdue from a kayaking trip on the Providence River near Conimicut Point, Rhode Island.

Missing is Michael Perry from Warwick, Rhode Island.

At approximately 5 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders were notified via 911 dispatch that Perry was missing.

He reportedly left at noon on a 10-foot orange kayak and was expected to be on the water for an hour. When he did not return as planned, his wife notified 911 and gave them his intended route and schedule.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, and a 49-foot boat crew from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Bristol launched shortly after notification and are searching along with the Providence Police Department.

The water temperature is 32 degrees and the air temperature is 51 degrees.

It is unknown if Perry was wearing a life jacket.

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