PHILADELPHIA - The Coast Guard was searching for a missing kayaker in the vicinity of the East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville as of Aug. 20.
According to a release, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received notification from the Cumberland County Emergency Communications Center, reporting a missing kayaker who reportedly left at 5 p.m. Aug. 19.
The man was reportedly wearing a camouflage color life jacket at the time of launch.
A Coast Guard aircrew aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City, the Coast Guard Cutter Crocodile, a 29-foot response boat-small crew and a 45-foot response boat-medium crew from Station Cape May, and a 26-foot trailerable aids to navigation boat crew from Aids to Navigation Team Cape May launched to assist.
The New Jersey State Police discovered a yellow kayak matching the description of the missing man’s kayak earlier on Aug. 20.
The Coast Guard continues to search for the man with the New Jersey State Police, and the Downe Township Rescue Squad from Cumberland County.
Anyone with additional information is requested to contact the Coast Guard at 215-271-4960.