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Search Launched for Missing Kayaker on Maui

January 25, 2012, 1:43 PM HST
* Updated January 25, 9:45 PM
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Kamaole, Jan. 25, 2012. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

*** An UPDATED POST along with photos is now available at the following DIRECT LINK.

An air and land search was launched this afternoon for an individual reported missing on Maui.

A neighbor contacted authorities at around 12:19 p.m. today saying the individual failed to show up from kayaking.

An empty kayak was found yesterday in about 60 feet of water  off of the Whale Sanctuary in Kihei.

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The vessel was recovered by crews from the Seascape II and turned over to fire department personnel at around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

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At the time there was no report of a missing person or missing kayak.

Today, the neighbor confirmed the recovered kayak belonged to the missing person.

The land and air search is being conducted by Ladder-14 from Wailea, Rescue-10 from Kahului, and the Fire Department’s Air-1 helicopter.

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