Coast Guard Responds to Unconfirmed Report of Missing Kayaker

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. (File photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann, from Coast Guard archives) .
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. (File photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann, from Coast Guard archives) .

A Coast Guard helicopter hovered over the waters of Magens Bay and the surrounding waters Wednesday evening, a spotlight probing the water, as the U.S. Coast Guard responded to an unconfirmed report of a lost kayaker.

According to Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad, no one was found, and no other report of a missing person has been received.

Castrodad said the Coast Guard Watchstander at San Juan, Puerto Rico, received a report from a woman in the area of Lerkenlund Bay, adjacent to Magens Bay, reporting that she had seen a kayaker go into the water and hadn’t seen him emerge.

The search helicopter did not find any trace of a person in the water by the time dark had descended over the area. Searchers will return to the area Thursday morning to continue hunting for anyone, he said.

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Editor’s note: This story has been edited to correct the name of Lerkenlund Bay. The Source regrets the error.

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