Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker off Nantucket

Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo

Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo

BOSTON — Coast Guard crews suspended their search for a missing kayaker off Nantucket, Massachusetts Tuesday at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Vitaly Filiutovich, the subject of the search, was last seen kayaking near shore Sunday afternoon.

Filiutovich was reported missing to the Coast Guard around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

His empty kayak was located upright shortly after searching began.

Coast Guard crews conducted a total of 44 sorties, searching 3,087 square nautical miles over 42 hours.

The search included the following Coast Guard crews:

  • Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead
  • Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel
  • Coast Guard Cutter Tybee
  • Coast Guard Cutter Coho
  • Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter
  • Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane
  • Coast Guard Station Brant Point 47-foot Motor Lifeboat

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