KAAWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing kayaker in waters off Kaawa after the man notified authorities that he was okay.
According to officials, at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a blue kayak was spotted about a mile off Kualoa Beach Park.
Inside, officials found an empty dive bag, dumbbell weight and paddle.
The Coast Guard says the owner of the blue kayak saw our story on Hawaii News Now Sunrise and notified them that he was safe.
According to officials, the man was diving, but when he surfaced, his kayak had drifted off.