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Coast Guard Seeks Owner of Lost Kayak

The Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is looking for the owner of this kayak found near Mansboro Island. Photo: US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard is looking for the owner of a blue, Lifetime Wave kayak found Tuesday on the south end of Masonboro Island, but there are no reports of missing persons or overdue boaters in the area, Coast Guard officials announced Thursday.

Officials ask that anyone with information about the owner contact Coast Guard Sector North Carolina at 910-343-3880.

Watchstanders at Sector North Carolina Command Center were notified around 1 p.m. Tuesday by a good Samaritan that a kayak was 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 asks all boaters to mark their kayak, canoes, surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, or SUPs, and gear with their personal information and report any lost man-powered vessels or safety equipment such as lifejackets to help search and rescue specialists quickly determine if someone is in distress or assist in returning your equipment back to the owner.

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