Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker

NEW YORK The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for an overdue kayaker along the Thanes River near Montville, Monday.

Missing is Lyle Dagenias, 31, last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt and jeans.

Dagenias left on an 11-foot crème and grey colored sit-on-top kayak Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders received the report of an overdue kayaker at approximately 1:30 A.M., and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast.

At approximately 2:00 A.M., a Coast Guard Station New London 29-foot Response Boat- Small rescue crew was launched.

Other assets involved with the search include:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod helicopter aircrew
  • Connecticut State Police
  • Gales Ferry Fire department
  • Montville Police Department
  • Norwich Police Department

Boaters are encouraged to remain vigilant while in the area and to render aid and assistance if necessary. Anyone with information on the location of the missing kayaker is encouraged to contact Sector Long Island Sound Command Center at (203) 468-4401 or on the radio at VHF-FM marine radio channel-16.

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