UPDATE WEST ISLAND SEARCH: As of 1:16 PM Jan 1 2014, The US Coast Guard has suspended its search operations "pending further developments"
LAW ENFORCEMENT STATEMENT:
The kayak belonging to the hunter, who has been identified as 21 year old Dana Dourdeville, was found floating in the water off the east shore of West Island. The U.S. Coast Guard located the vessel floating approximately 3 miles offshore between West Island and Falmouth. Inside the vessel was a single glove. The glove was dry and it did not appear as though the kayak had flipped at any point in time. Unfortunately, the kayak was not occupied when it was located just before 11pm Tuesday night.
The search resumed this morning after sunrise and has been joined by the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Search and Rescue Team. Searchers are using aircraft, boats and all terrain vehicles to assist in their efforts. A land search is also being conducted on foot. http://www.westislandweather.com/
? at The West Island Weather Station KA1WBH.