Lake ChamplainThe search for a missing kayaker on Lake Champlain has turned into a search for a man wanted for burglary.

According to, the U.S. Coast Guard was searching Lake Champlain for Sean Hawley, who was last seen paddling a kayak Saturday night. But officials suspended the water search Monday night, saying they now believe he is on land and that he is a “person of interest” in a burglary of a building on Stave Island Monday night.

Hawley’s kayak was found pulled up onto the shore on Stave Island, and evidence showed he was there, said Coast Guard Lt. Scott McCann of the Sector Northern New England Command Center in Portland, Maine. McCann said a 14-foot skiff is missing from the island.

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