Search Suspended for Missing Nantucket Kayaker

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for Vitaly Filiutovich, 36, of Nantucket, whose unoccupied kayak was recovered off the eastern shore of the island Sunday evening.

According to authorities, Filiutovich went fishing at around 4:00 late Sunday afternoon in his kayak near Wauwinet. A short time later he was reported missing by his girlfriend, who called Coast Guard Station Brant Point, which had boats in the area by 5:10 p.m.

Coast Guard boats and aircraft and private vessels searched the waters off the island for more than 40 hours without finding any sign of Filiutovich.