Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in Milford
By Michael P. Mayko
Updated: 09/07/2009 02:09:57 PM EDT
MILFORD -- The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search late this morning for a kayaker missing in Long Island Sound for more than a day.
"We suspended our search at about 11 a.m. pending further developments," said James Curto, an operations specialist for the Coast Guard in New Haven.
The Coast Guard had deployed two vessels and helicopters to search a 5-mile area between Silver Sands State Park and Walnut Beach.
Meanwhile, State Police are still using a sonar device that sweeps the ocean floor, but had no luck in finding the missing man identified as Michael Krupa, 22, of Middletown.
There were no new developments in the search by 2 p.m. today, according to the Milford Fire Department.
Krupa and a unidentified Milford man were in the kayak when it capsized around 2 a.m. Sunday. The Milford man, whose name has not been released by law enforcement, swam to a boat anchored off Charles Island and woke the people on board shortly before 5 a.m.
Milford fire and police crews, Stratford fire rescue and West Haven police have participated in the search.
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