Kayaker found dead off Kauai

PRINCEVILLE, Kauai (HawaiiNewsNow) – A 52-year-old Kilauea man was found dead Tuesday afternoon in waters off Kauai's North Shore. Monday night family and friends alerted authorities that the man had not returned from a kayaking trip.

The search got under way around 11:00 PM Monday night with fire crews searching the shoreline around Anini Beach, while other firefighters climbed to a vantage point to use thermal imaging equipment to try and locate the man. The search continued until 3:00 AM.

At first light, crews began searching the shoreline again. Kauai's Air One helicopter joined the search at 8:30 AM Tuesday. At around 8:45 AM the kayak was located about six miles off Anini Beach.

Boat crews retrieved the kayak. The man's body was located around two hours later. His cause of death has not been released but authorities do not suspect foul play. An autopsy will be performed to confirm his identity.

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