Boater Missing Off the Coast of Westport

First responders are searching for a boater who went missing off the coast of Westport on Tuesday night and may be near the island of Cockenoe, according to Fairfield police.

Fairfield police spokesman Lt. James Perez said the man's cellphone is pinging from the area of the island. The Coast Guard is sending out a helicopter to search for him.

According to the Connecticut Post, the man's wife reported him missing when he failed to return home from a boating trip Tuesday night.

Perez said he believes the man was also reported missing once last year.

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