Coast Guard searches for missing kayaker

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard is searching today along with the New Jersey State Police for a missing boater off Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.

Missing is Frank Dalessandro, 52, of Point Pleasant.

The Coast Guard received the report today from a concerned family member after Dalessandro failed to meet her for a scheduled lunch date.

The Coast Guard launched rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Stations Manasquan Inlet, N.J., and Barnegat Light, N.J., a rescue helicopter crew from Atlantic City and a C-130 Hercules air crew from Elizabeth City, N.C.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Albacore, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in Virgina Beach, Va., is making preparations to join the search.

Also assisting in the search are boat crews from the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau.

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