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Coast Guard: Body Recovered Off Nantucket Possibly Missing Kayaker

The Coast Guard said 36-year-old Vitaly Filiutovich was reported missing Sunday afternoon

The Coast Guard says a body matching the description of a missing kayaker has been recovered off Nantucket.

Officials said 36-year-old Vitaly Filiutovich was reported missing at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. His empty kayak was found about a mile and a half off the eastern shore of Nantucket shortly after the search began.

The Coast Guard suspended the search for Filiutovich late Tuesday morning.

Several Coast Guard boats and two aircraft participated in the search, covering more than 3,000 square miles over 42 hours.

Frank Daily, the missing man's friend, told The Inquirer and Mirror of Nantucket that Filiutovich is a year-round resident of the island, an experienced boater and was wearing a life vest.

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