Search Suspended for Missing RI Kayaker


Providence Journal: The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that the orange kayak found Sunday morning [Jan. 14] along the Providence River at the Squantum Point inlet is the kayak of the Warwick man reported missing Friday.

“We were able to confirm by showing a picture to the family members that it was the kayak that we were searching for,” Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Barresi said Sunday around 1:00 p.m.

The search for Michael Perry, 46, remains suspended, Barresi said. The Coast Guard announced late Saturday afternoon that it had called off the search for the man whose wife reported him missing at about 4:30 p.m. Friday. Perry had apparently launched his kayak at Conimicut Point around noon on Jan. 12.


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