The Coast Guard spent two hours on Saturday morning searching for the possible occupants of two kayaks that were discovered drifting off Cow Island, but later discovered the kayaks had not been occupied.

The vessels were discovered drifting next to each other about 6:20 a.m. just north of Great Diamond Island. The Coast Guard searched the perimeter of Great Diamond Island by foot and between buoys 4 and 10.

A Coast Guard official said the search was called off after the owner of the kayaks called to report them missing. When the owner arrived to claim them, he was informed that he had cost the Coast Guard two hours of time and money by failing to include his name and contact information inside the kayaks.

The owner was given identification stickers to fill out and place inside the boats.


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