Police seeking owner of kayak found off Mahukona

  • Kayak found off Mahukona.

  • Kayak found off Mahukona.

Hawaii Island police are seeking the public’s assistance identifying the owner of a red and yellow, two-person kayak found adrift in waters off of Mahukona Beach Park and Lapakahi State Park last month.

A bystander who was fishing in the area Dec. 25, 2020, reported finding the kayak to the Hawaii Fire Department, which prompted a search of the Kohala Coast that turned up no signs of distress, the Hawaii Police Department said Friday. There have been no reports of missing persons in that area since the kayak was found.

The kayak, described as a red and yellow, two-person Tropic II kayak, was towed to shore. As with all found property cases that have no identifiers on the item, the department holds the property for 45 days to see if anyone reports it lost or stolen.

Anyone with information helping to identify the owner of this kayak is asked to contact Officer Justin Cabanting at (808) 889-6540 or email him at Justin.Cabanting@hawaiicounty.gov.


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