Search Suspended for Missing LI Sound Boaters

The Coast Guard suspended its search on Memorial Day, at 10:30 p.m., for 2 people who were reported missing on Sunday on Long Island Sound.

Missing are Spencer Mugford, 21, and Sophia McKenna, 20, who were last seen aboard a small sailboat.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification from the City of Groton Police Department that Mugford and McKenna were missing. Mugford was last seen wearing a blue tank top and salmon shorts.

The Coast Guard along with state and local agencies searched for a total of 71 hours and saturated a 2,025 square-mile area to locate the missing boaters.