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Coast Guard is searching for owner of adrift kayak near Galveston, Texas

The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue swimmer, from Air Station Houston, is lowered during air operations training off Galveston, Texas. Air operations trainings are held regularly to ensure the search and rescue capabilities of Coast Guard crews stay up to the high standard expected of them.
Archive image: the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue swimmer, from Air Station Houston, is lowered during air operations training off Galveston, Texas. Air operations trainings are held regularly to ensure the search and rescue capabilities of Coast Guard crews stay up to the high standard expected of them.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams.

HOUSTON​ — The Coast Guard is searching for the​ owner of an unmanned, adrift kayak found in the vicinity of Pier 21 near the Cruise Ship Terminal in Galveston, Texas, Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification at approximately 10 a.m.​ from the Galveston Marine Police Division​ of the unmanned, adrift yellow Hobie Kona kayak. Watchstander issued an urgent marine information broadcast to vessels in the area.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Station Galveston Response Boat-Medium boat crew were launched to search.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Station Galveston
  • Galveston Marine Police Division
A kayak found adrift in the vicinity of Pier 21 near the cruise ship terminal in Galveston, Texas, Jan. 23, 2020, sits on the stern of a Station Galveston Response Boat-Medium. A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Station Galveston Response Boat-Medium boat crew were launched to search.
U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center at (281) 464-4854.

-USCG-

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