Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

11th Coast Guard District NewsLOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard has suspended their search for a man who went missing while kayaking yesterday near Point Dume, Malibu, Calif., at approximately 4 p.m. Dec. 30, 2011.

The Coast Guard searched 110-square miles for approximately 23 hours using a 45-foot rescue boat crew and the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Halibut.

The Coast Guard started search efforts after Baywatch Malibu located an unmanned kayak containing a paddle and a life jacket and notified Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department also assisted with search efforts including providing a helicopter at the outset of the case.

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