Coast Guard searches for missing kayaker

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard is conducting a search for a 55-year-old man who was reported missing off J.P. Luby beach 2-miles northeast of Padre Island, Texas, this evening.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call at 8:10 p.m. from the Corpus Christi Police Department, reporting that a kayaker had not returned from a trip to a nearby oil rig.

Air Station Corpus Christi launched an HH-65C helicopter rescue crew to search for the missing kayaker.

The Coast Guard plans to continue its search throughout the evening.

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