Coast Guard Suspends Search in Long Island Sound

The Coast Guard was searching for a possible missing boat in Madison after flares were shot off Wednesday night but it has suspended the search after 10 hours.

The only vessels located are two empty kayaks found in the water, but the Coast Guard does not think they are connected to the flares.

The Coast Guard said people saw two flares shot off over Long Island Sound about two minutes apart around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. 

“I really thought it was a firework, so I really didn’t give it a second thought, but it seemed rather close because you could see the light pretty significantly,” Madelaina Baker, of Madison, said.

It is believed a boat could have been off the coast of Middle Beach.

The Coast Guard has received no reports of a missing boat and they are trying to figure out who the blue kayak and the yellow kayak found floating in the Sound belong to.

The tide was unusually high last night and the kayaks could have been pulled into the water from the shore, officials said.

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