Coast Guard Searching for Missing Kayaker Off Coast of Marblehead, Mass.

Good Samaritan noticed an unmanned kayak adrift, three miles from coast

U.S. Coast Guard officials are searching for a missing person, three miles off the coast of Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Officials said a good Samaritan noticed an unmanned kayak adrift at about 11:40 a.m. on Saturday and called for help. The kayak had a dead cell phone on board.

Coast Guard officials were not sure if the kayak drifted out from land on its own or if someone was in distress so they launched a search for a possible missing person, both by sea and air.

“If we could reach out to the owners, we could easily discover if a person were in distress,” said Patrick Petrarca, Command Duty Officer. “We are charging the cell phone found aboard for clues of who the possible person in the water may be."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center at 617-223-3201.

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