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Empty kayak found 3 miles off Florida ignites search for missing 77-year-old, cops say

The discovery of an empty kayak has Florida officers nervous about a 77-year-old man within the Gulf of Mexico.

A witness known as the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, May 1, to report “an abandoned” kayak was seen floating 3 miles off Bonita Beach, officers stated.

Deputies responded “and located documents within the kayak belonging to Kenneth Humiston,” the sheriff’s workplace stated in a information launch. Bonita Beach is a few 150-mile drive south of Tampa.

“Members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Coast Guard immediately searched the area including Estero Bay and Wiggins Pass,” the sheriff’s workplace stories. “At this time, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing search efforts with the U.S. Coast Guard.”

Humiston lives in Naples, a few 14-mile drive south of Bonita Beach in Collier County.

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