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Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker on Oregon coast

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WALDPORT, OR (KPTV) -

U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching from Waldport to Yachats for a missing kayaker.

Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call at noon Thursday about a newer-looking kayak that washed up on shore in the Waldport area.

Investigators learned Michael Carosella, 69,  had gone out crabbing at 7 a.m. in a kayak and had not returned.

Carosella car remained where he left it and his wife confirmed the kayak belonged to him. Carosella is an experienced kayaker, and was wearing a black dry suit and black life jacket.

The Coast Guard had multiple crews searching from North Alsea Bay to Yachats on Thursday.

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