Coast Guard finds kayaker alive after suspending search off Maine coast
MILBRIDGE, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it found a missing kayaker alive, not long after suspending the search for the man off of Maine.
The Coast Guard tweeted on Thursday that the man had been found alive. No further information about his status was available.
The Coast Guard first initially said it had exhausted all search possibilities and suspended the search on Thursday morning. The service said the man sent a "mayday" broadcast three times over the radio at about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.
The service says it believes the man fell out of his kayak and is in the vicinity of Bois Bubert Island. The Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol searched a more than 450 square mile area for more than 18 hours.