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The Coast Guard is currently searching for an overdue boater in the vicinity of Groton Long Point, Conn. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report at 5:30 p.m. on Friday that Matthew Lyon, 49, had departed from Groton Elks Lodge and Marina in Groton, Conn., at 2:30 p.m Friday in a 14-foot dinghy and had not returned.
10.30.2020

The Coast Guard is currently searching for an overdue boater in the vicinity of Groton Long Point, Conn. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report at 5:30 p.m. on Friday that Matthew Lyon, 49, had departed from Groton Elks Lodge and Marina in Groton, Conn., at 2:30 p.m Friday in a 14-foot dinghy and had not returned.

 

NEW YORK -- The Coast Guard is currently searching for an overdue boater in the vicinity of Groton Long Point, Conn. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report at 5:30 p.m. on Friday that Matthew Lyon, 49, had departed from the Groton Elks Lodge and Marina in Groton, Conn., at 2:30 p.m. Friday in a 14-foot dinghy and had not returned.

Multiple assets have been involved in the search, including:
  • Coast Guard Cutter Coho
  • Coast Guard Station New London response boatcrews
  • Coast Guard Station Montauk response boatcrews
  • Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod helicopter crew
  • Groton County Police Department
  • Groton County Fire Department
  • Goshen Fire Department
  • Taftville Fire Department
  • Connecticut State Police Department
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police
  • Electric Boat Security
  • Tow Boat U.S.
  • Stonington Harbor Master
  • Southeast Marine Patrol (East Lyme)
Anyone with possible information on the person's whereabouts or wellbeing is urged to call Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound at (203) 468-4421.

-USCG-

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