Missing Kayaker Found Safe in Stonington, ME
September 23, 2014
The search for a 43-year-old kayaker who was reported missing on Saturday, September 20, has been called off after the man was found safe at a kayak outfitter in Stonington, Maine, on Sunday morning.
Watchstanders from Sector Northern New England received a call at 6:13 p.m. on Saturday that Tony Cashman of Quebec was missing from a group of 6 kayakers on a trip from Isle Au Haut to Marshall Island, Maine.
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to join in the search, while a 47′ motor lifeboat crew from Station Southwest Harbor was also dispatched to the area. The Coast Guard Cutter Tigershark and members of the Maine Marine Patrol also assisted in the search.
The search resumed at first light on Sunday morning, with S&R personnel canvassing several islands near Isle au Haut and locating the other members of the party on Marshall Island at approximately 10:00 a.m. Shortly thereafter, the Maine Marine Patrol was notified that Cashman was safe in Stonington.
Apparently, Cashman paddled to Fog Island, then Saddleback Island, where he spent Saturday night before making his way to Stonington.