Coast Guard searches for owner of unmanned kayak found off El Jardin Beach near Seabrook

SEABROOK, Texas (KTRK) -- An unmanned kayak found floating in Galveston Bay prompted authorities Friday to begin a search for the owner.

Watchstanders with the U.S. Coast Guard issued an urgent marine information broadcast to vessels after a report from the Harris County Sheriff's Office, according to a statement from the Coast Guard.

The orange watercraft is a Lifetime kayak and appears to be approximately 10 feet long. It was found around 100 yards from the shore at El Jardin Beach.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew aboard an MH-65 was flying over the area looking for any sign of a possible occupant. A crew aboard a response boat was also looking.

If you can identify the kayak's owner, call the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center at (281) 464-4654.
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