Coast Guard look­ing for owner of kayak found at Ma­liko Gulch

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The U.S. Coast Guard is seek­ing the pub­lic’s help in iden­ti­fy­ing the owner of a green kayak found on the rocks near Ma­liko Gulch on Fri­day.

At 12:18 p.m., watch­standers from Coast Guard Sec­tor Honolulu re­ceived a re­port of an un­manned kayak on the rocks near Ma­liko Gulch from a man fly­ing a drone.

A MH-65 Dol­phin heli­copter from Coast Guard Air Sta­tion Bar­bers Point, Oahu, was launched to search the area. Coast Guard Sec­tor Honolulu also is­sued an Ur­gent Ma­rine In­for­ma­tion Broad­cast no­tice to mariners to keep a sharp look­out for mariners in dis­tress.

There cur­rently are no re­ports of miss­ing peo­ple in the area, the Coast Guard said.

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

It is rec­om­mended that own­ers of wa­ter­sports equip­ment write their name and phone num­ber on their gear. Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion will al­low re­spon­ders to quickly iden­tify the ves­sel’s owner and aid search-an­dres­cue plan­ners in de­ter­min­ing the best course of ac­tion, the Coast Guard said.

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