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Agencies search for missing Hilo kayaker

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii County and federal authorities are searching for a kayaker who left Hilo last week and has not been seen.

The Hawaii Herald-Tribune reports 48-year-old Richard Gomez of Hilo departed Friday.

Police say he may have been headed to South Point.

The Coast Guard and the Hawaii Fire Department are helping to search for Gomez.

Police say they are asking the public's help in locating Gomez. He's 6-feet-tall, 175 pounds, and bald with green eyes.

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