Body of kayaker found off Provincetown; search suspended for companion

The body of a woman who went missing while kayaking off Cape Cod was recovered Saturday morning, but the search was suspended to find her male companion, the Coast Guard said.

Carol Madru, 50, was found unresponsive on the eastern shore of Provincetown Harbor around 6:30 a.m., the Coast Guard said in a statement.

She was later pronounced dead. The search for her companion, Marc-Oliver Czarnecki, 51, was called off at 3:40 p.m., the statement said.

The couple set out from Chatham in Madru’s red and orange fiberglass kayak Friday and were reported missing after they did not return by 6 p.m., Coast Guard spokeswoman Briana Carter said.


The Coast Guard received a report of an overdue kayaker, who was Madru, at about 11 p.m. Friday, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard tracked Madru’s cell phone to an area near Provincetown, Carter said. Coast Guard boats and a helicopter were engaged in the search with assistance from state and local police.

Over 16 hours, crews covered 180 square miles before suspending the search.

Czarnecki is still considered to be missing, the Coast Guard said Saturday night.

Anyone with information is asked to call 508-457-3211.

Breanne Kovatch can be reached at Breanne.Kovatch@globe.com. Max Jungreis at max.jungreis@globe.com.

Max Jungreis can be reached at max.jungreis@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MaxJungreis Breanne Kovatch can be reached at breanne.kovatch@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @breannekovatch.