Coast Guard Seeking Public Assistance In Identifying Owner Kayak Found Off New Smyrna Beach
By Space Coast Daily // September 18, 2016
search initiated for possible kayaker in distress
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the owner of a red and yellow kayak found approximately 30 feet from New Smyrna Beach.
Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received notification of the kayak from a good Samaritan at approximately 2 p.m. A search was initiated for a possible kayaker in distress.
Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon boat crews aboard a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium and a 24-foot Rescue Boat, and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater are searching for a possible missing kayaker.
The Pyranaha kayak HIN number is JBBNJDXK304. There have been no reports of missing persons in the area.
New Smyrna Beach Patrol, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Volusia County Sheriff’s Office crews also searched.
Anyone with information on the kayak’s owner is asked to contact the U.S. Coast Guard at 904-714-7561.