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Coast Guard calls off search for kayaker at Fort De Soto Park

UPDATE 8:15 p.m.: Officials have determined a report of a missing kayaker earlier Saturday was false. They have called off search efforts.

U.S. Coast Guard rescuers have joined other emergency workers in a search for a person who fell out of a kayak near the Fort De Soto Park pier in southern Pinellas County about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, said Coast Guard spokeswoman Mariana O'Leary.

"The information we've got is that (the kayak) floated away" after the person fell out, she said.

No details on the kayaker were immediately available.

Coast Guard calls off search for kayaker at Fort De Soto Park 04/24/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 24, 2010 8:53pm]
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