Coast Guard seeks owner of kayak near Mansboro Island, N.C.

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a kayak found on the south end of Masonboro Island Feb. 16, 2020. There were no reports of missing persons or overdue boaters in the area. Courtesy photo.

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a kayak found on the south end of Masonboro Island Feb. 16, 2020. There were no reports of missing persons or overdue boaters in the area. Courtesy photo.

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a kayak found on the south end of Masonboro Island, Tuesday.

Anyone with information helping to identify the owner of the kayak is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector North Carolina at 910-343-3880.

There are no reports of missing persons or overdue boaters in the area.

At 1 p.m., watchstanders at Sector North Carolina Command Center were notified by a good Samaritan of the blue, Lifetime Wave kayak found off the south side of Masonboro Island on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast requesting mariners keep a sharp lookout while transiting the area.

The Coast Guard reminds all boaters to mark their kayak, canoes, surfboards, SUPs, and gear with their personal information. This can allow responders to quickly determine if someone is in distress and/or assist in returning your equipment back to the owner.

If you lose kayaks, canoes, surfboards, SUPS or any safety equipment such as lifejackets, please report it to the Coast Guard to help our search and rescue specialists deconflict possible distress reports.


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