(WTNH) — One of the missing crew members from the U.S. cargo ship, El Faro, that sank off the Bahamas, grew up in Groton.
Mitchell Kuflik graduated from Fitch High School in Groton, CT in 2007, and then from Maine Maritime Academy in 2011. He was born to Gregory Kuflik and Donna Griffin on August 1, 1989 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London.
— Jacquie Slater (@jacquieslater) October 8, 2015
Thirty-three mariners were onboard the container ship, which was on its way to Puerto Rico, when it got caught in Hurricane Joaquin.
News 8 spoke with people in the community that knew Mitchell Kuflik, and we’ll have their reactions coming up on News 8 at 5.