Rhode Island

Officials: Found Kayak Belongs to Missing RI Man

The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that an orange kayak found along the Providence River belongs to a missing Rhode Island man. 

The Providence Journal reports the kayak was found Sunday and the Coast Guard identified it by showing a picture to relatives of 46-year-old Michael Perry. 

Perry, of Warwick, left in a 10-foot kayak around noon Friday near Conimicut Point in Warwick. He was expected to be on the water for an hour. When he didn't return as planned, his wife called 911. 

Boat, helicopter and ground crews from the Coast Guard, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and five area police and fire departments looked for Perry. 

The Coast Guard suspended its search on Saturday. 

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