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Missing Kayaker in Kingston, Mass. Home Safe

The U.S. Coast guard says Michael Rafferty, 43, had last been seen on the Jones River late Monday afternoon

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    A missing kayaker in Kingston, Massachusetts, is home safe. (Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016)

    A missing kayaker in Kingston, Massachusetts, is home safe after spending the night on boat docked on a river.

    The U.S. Coast guard says Michael Rafferty, 43, had last been seen on the Jones River late Monday afternoon. His girlfriend reported him as missing when he did not return.

    A state police helicopter helped search the area but came up empty.

    Rafferty returned home just before 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.

    He said he spent the night after his kayak got stuck in the mud when the tide went out.

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