With heavy hearts, we are forwarding this from our sister East Kingdom Gazette:

“On the afternoon of Friday January 12, Duke Kenric disappeared while kayaking off the coast of his hometown in Rhode Island. An extensive search was conducted by local law enforcement and the Coast Guard. At noon today, the authorities changed the nature of the search from one of rescue to one of recovery. This generally means that they no longer have an expectation of finding him alive.”

The entire article, including links to a GoFundMe campaign for his wife, can be found here.

Our hearts go out to his family and friends.