Coast Guard suspends Long Island Sound search for possible missing boat

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MADISON, Conn. (WTNH) — The search has been suspended after multiple Coast Guard Units searched the waters of Long Island Sound for a possible missing boat Thursday morning.

The New Haven Coast Guard began a search Wednesday night off of the coast of Madison in Long Island Sound after witnesses reported seeing two distress flares go off just before 11:00 p.m.

On Thursday morning, two unmanned kayaks were pulled from the Sound near Madison but it’s unclear if it’s connected to the possible missing boater.

The New Haven Coast Guard unit says they launched a boat search for about two hours Wednesday night. Multiple Fire Departments including Guilford, Westbrook, Clinton, and Madison all provided assistance in the search.

The New London Coast Guard Unit has also been on searching since 3:15 a.m. Thursday morning.

The New Haven Coast Guard continued their search at around 6:00 a.m. by aircraft. The search was later suspended pending further development.


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