PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a male kayaker reported missing on Lake Frederick near Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile , Ala. received a call from Kane's father who reported his son, 21-year-old John Kane, missing. His father expected his return by 5 p.m. Monday, May 13.
Officials said Kane reportedly launched his yellow kayak at Lake Frederick at 2 p.m.
The father said his son is an experienced swimmer and usually wears his life jacket.
Joint Coast Cuard and first responder agencies from Florida are currently searching an area in the vicinity of Pensacola Bay.
"The Coast Guard reminds all mariners to monitor weather conditions, file a float plan and take appropriate safety equipment before heading out," said Cmdr. Eric King, chief of response, Sector Mobile. "We appreciate the cooperation from the other agencies who are assisting with our search efforts."
The Coast Guard recommends all boaters and water enthusiasts file a float plan with family or a friend.
Include all information that would help rescuers in case of an emergency; how many people on board, where you are going, how long you will be out and a description of your boat.
However, do not file float plans with the Coast Guard.
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