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Coast Guard locates owner of unmanned kayak discovered in Galveston

Coast Guard searches for owner of adrift kayak near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard searches for owner of adrift kayak near Galveston, Texas (U.S. Coast Guard)


GALVESTON, Texas – The Coast Guard has located the owner of the unmanned, adrift kayak after the owner saw reports that his kayak was missing Thursday, according to a press release.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston was initially notified around 10 a.m. from the Galveston Marine Police Division that an unmanned yellow Hobie Kona kayak was found. Officials searched by air and water for the possible kayaker.

The kayak was found near the area of Pier 21 near the Cruise Ship Terminal in Galveston, according to Coast Guard.

“We encourage all kayak owners to register their vessels through Texas Parks and Wildlife so that if your kayak becomes adrift we can quickly identify the owner without expending Coast Guard resources searching for a possible man overboard,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Cameron Howells, Sector Houston-Galveston watchstander.


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