Kayaker’s body found off Cape Cod; search suspended for missing companion

The Coast Guard suspended their search Saturday for 51-year old Marc-Oliver Czarnecki, who was reported with Madru on Friday night.

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say they have found the body of a woman while searching for a missing kayaker off the coast of Cape Cod.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s First District tweeted that a body matching the description of the woman reported missing was found at 6:30 a.m. Saturday along the shore in North Truro.

The Coast Guard said crews had been searching for 50-year old Carol Madru who was last seen in a red kayak Friday night and reported missing in the Provincetown area.

Madru was reportedly seen with 51-year-old Marc-Oliver Czarnecki. Crews had been searching for him for 16 hours, covering roughly 180 square miles, before calling it off around 3:40 p.m. Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release.

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Czarnecki is still missing at this time.

Officials are asking anyone with information on the missing kayaker to call the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at 508-457-3211.

In response to the incident, Karen Foss organized a GoFundMe page to support Madru’s family.

“She had just recently purchased her kayak, to give herself the chance to have a little ‘me time’ that nurses so rarely get,” Foss wrote in the fundraiser’s description. “Carole was a loving spouse, joyful mother, and amazing nurse; she was always ready to lend a hand and put others first.”

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