Groton police, Coast Guard suspend search for missing kayakers

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Groton police have halted their search for two kayakers missing off the coast of the town.

Coast Guard officials say Spencer Mugford and Sophia McKenna were last seen on a white tandem kayak Sunday morning.

Groton authorities began searching for the two later that day when they didn't return from their trip.

The Coast Guard helped with the search, dispatching a helicopter and rescue boat.

Officials say their empty kayak was later found.

The groups spent 71 hours searching, spanning 2,000 square miles to locate the missing people.

Anyone with information is asked to call Groton police.

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