Search for missing Nantucket kayaker suspended

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NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a kayaker who went missing off the coast of Nantucket last weekend.

The Coast Guard said the search for 36-year-old Vitaly Filiutovich was suspended late Tuesday morning.

Officials say he 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.

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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