Coast Guard searches for possibly missing kayaker in Puget Sound

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard says it's searching for a possibly missing kayaker, after the Washington State Ferry Tillicum reported an orange kayak adrift between Vashon and Blake islands.

Ferry staff reported that the kayak had a lifejacket and paddle on board.

The Coast Guard says it received the report just before 7 a.m. and lauched a 41-foot rescue boat as well as a helicopter to search for a person in the water.

Anyone with information on who the kayaker might be is asked to call the Coast Guard at 206-217-6001.