Kayak Fisherman Missing off Old Saybrook

The Coast Guard and local search & rescue personnel are searching for a possible person in the water after receiving a report of an overturned kayak near the mouth of the Connecticut River on Monday afternoon (May 28).

Missing is William Zadrozny, an 18-year-old man reportedly wearing work boots, a grey-and-yellow jacket, and jeans.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a call from a good Samaritan reporting an overturned kayak with a lifejacket and fishing gear on board.


Assets included in the search:


-A 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station New London


-Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead, an 87-foot cutter homeported in Newport, Rhode Island


-An HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts


-An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts


-Old Lyme Police Department


-Old Saybrook Police & Fire Department


-The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection