Body of missing kayaker found near San Mateo Bridge


SAN MATEO COUNTY (KRON) — The body of a missing kayaker was found early Sunday morning near the San Mateo Bridge, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials.

The kayaker, a 38-year-old man, had gone missing around 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, according to U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lt. Marcia Medina.

The victim, who was with two other kayakers, left from Oyster Point in South San Francisco. The kayakers then discovered the victim had gone missing near the San Francisco International Airport, Medina said.

Coast Guard officials began a search for the man with help from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the San Mateo County Fire Department,.

A helicopter then discovered his body just south of the San Mateo Bridge around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, according to Medina.

The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of his family.

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