UPDATE: U.S. Coast Guard released the following inormation regarding the missing kayaker.
“NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard concluded its search for the missing kayaker near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Tuesday.
Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call and confirmed that the owner of the kayaker was safe and had lost his kayak.
Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call from a mariner at 10:48 a.m. Monday reporting a green kayak with personal effects aboard in view of Dauphin Island parkway.
Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew at 11:03 a.m. and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 11:09 a.m.”
— Original Story —
The Coast Guard will continue the search this morning for a person in the water near Dauphin Island.
The search began Monday morning after a kayak with personal items on board washed ashore near Dauphin Island Parkway.
A 45-foot response boat and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter were used in the search Monday.
Crews will be back on the water at daybreak Tuesday morning, according to a Coast Guard spokesperson.
Anyone with information please call Sector Mobile at 251-441-6211.