UPDATE: Coast Guard Suspends Search for Kayak Found Adrift off Kahakuloa

October 30, 2015, 5:06 PM HST · Updated October 31, 11:36 AM
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Kahakuloa, photo by Wendy Osher
The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the owner of a red kayak off Maui, Saturday.

The recovered kayak showed moderate marine growth and damage possibly indicating it has been adrift for some time. No correlating reports of missing or overdue people have been filed in with the police or Coast Guard.

Watchstanders at the Sector Honolulu Command Center received a report at 2:45 p.m. Friday from personnel at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters who located the adrift kayak one mile offshore Kahakuloa, Maui. The watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and a Maui Fire Department helicopter crew flew a search in the area with no signs of distress sighted.

A high surf warning remains in effect for north facing shores of the main Hawaiian Islands through Saturday evening. Mariners and residents are reminded to secure small vessels and personal recreation gear in coastal areas. Large surf and significant shore break, along with dangerous currents, pose a significant danger to beach goers, swimmers, body boarders and surfers.

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The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of a kayak found floating adrift one mile offshore Kahakuloa, Maui, on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.

Officials with the US Coast Guard say the kayak is red and appears to be new.

Watchstanders at the Sector Honolulu Command Center reportedly received a report at 2:45 p.m. from personnel at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters who located the adrift kayak.

Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600.

“The Coast Guard encourages owners who lose their water craft to report it to the Coast Guard with a good description so that we can eliminate any unnecessary searches,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Perlita Villasenor, an operations specialist at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center in an agency press release.

A high surf warning remains in effect for north facing shores of the main Hawaiian Islands throughout the weekend. Mariners and residents are reminded to secure small vessels and personal recreation gear in coastal areas.

Authorities say large surf and significant shore break, along with dangerous currents, pose a significant danger to beach goers, swimmers, body boarders and surfers.

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