MARSHALL ISLAND, Maine — A kayaker who had been the subject of an overnight search was found safe Sunday morning.

The Maine Marine Patrol issued a news release Sunday evening that 43-year-old Tony Cashman of Quebec was found safe at a kayak outfitter in Stonington, instead of Marshall Island where he and other kayakers had planned to go Saturday.

The six had left from Isle Au Haut, and Cashman was last seen around noon near Fog Island. The total trip is 6.4 miles.

Marshall Island is a 985-acre nature preserve owned by Maine Coast Heritage Trust that is filled with hiking trails.

When the other kayakers reached Marshall Island, they reported Cashman missing at 6:13 p.m.

Rescue crews from Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, sent a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, and a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Southwest Harbor to the area, according to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Cutter Tigershark also was diverted from a regular patrol to assist in the search.

“We have multiple crews intensively searching the area by sea and air,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Kiener in a news release Saturday night.

The National Weather Service reported that wind gusts along the coast reached 27 mph from the south on Saturday.

The Marine Patrol joined the search at 7:30 p.m., searching the area in its vessel Dirigo II out of Southwest Harbor until midnight.

Marine Patrol Specialist Sean Dow and Officer Brent Chasse were involved in the search Saturday evening.

The Marine Patrol resumed the search between 6 and 7 a.m. Sunday, deploying patrol vessels Guardian III and Dirigo II. Dow and Chasse along with Specialist Corrie Roberts and Officers Brian Tolman and Matthew Wyman searched several islands near Isle au Haut, locating the other members of the party on Marshall Island at approximately 10 a.m. Shortly thereafter, Marine Patrol was notified that Cashman was safe in Stonington.

According to the Marine Patrol, Cashman went to Fog Island and then Saddleback Island, where he spent Saturday night before going to Stonington.