BOWDOINHAM – State Police are seeking the whereabouts of a kayak taken along Interstate 295 near Bowdoinham-Topsham yesterday afternoon.
State Police say the case of the missing kayak that disappeared along the Interstate is over and the kayak has been returned to its owner. The case was resolved in part by Maine Department of Transportation Spokesman Ted Talbot. Talbot called State Police yesterday to say he saw the kayak being loaded onto an SUV Tuesday afternoon. That information led to a man from greater Portland later calling in to say he had picked it up.
The kayak was retrieved this morning and has been returned to its owner. It had been hidden behind a guardrail Tuesday off the Interstate in Bowdoinham after it came loose from the owner’s vehicle. The man who found it said he took it home for safe keeping and called State Police last night after he saw Troopers were looking for it.
About 4:30pm, a woman was driving southbound on I-295 near the Bowdoinham-Topsham town line when her vehicle’s roof rack came loose causing it to fall off. Attached to the roof rack was a yellow 14 foot long Heritage Featherlite kayak.
The kayak was dragged off the road and placed behind a guardrail so it could be picked up later.
30 minutes later when the woman returned to the scene, the kayak and roof rack were missing.
Anyone who traveled I-295 late Tuesday afternoon and may have seen anyone loading a yellow kayak into a vehicle or has information where the kayak is should call State Police in Augusta — 624-7076, so it can be returned to its owner.