Search for Mass. Kayaker Missing in Bahamas Halted

Authorities have halted the search for a Massachusetts man who disappeared while kayaking off the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas.

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force say the man's kayak and life jacket have been found. But Coast guard spokesman Mark Barney said Thursday that their air search was suspended Wednesday evening after a full day of searching.

Officials said the 64-year-old man had been staying with family on the long, narrow island about 50 miles east of Nassau. He set out Tuesday evening from northern Eleuthera and his family contacted authorities when he did not return about a half hour later. His name and hometown have not been released.

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