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Authorities respond after empty kayak found

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Authorities are searching for a possible missing boater after an empty kayak floated to shore near the Interstate 10 Beach Saturday evening. (Monica Grimaldo / KPLC) Authorities are searching for a possible missing boater after an empty kayak floated to shore near the Interstate 10 Beach Saturday evening. (Monica Grimaldo / KPLC)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Authorities are searching for a possible missing boater after an empty kayak floated to shore Saturday evening in Lake Charles.

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office are investigating

The kayak was found near the Interstate 10 Beach and appears to be intact. Officials said they don't know if there was an accident or if the kayak simply floated away.

"At this point, we don't know," the official said. "He could be walking around on the beach somewhere. That's what we're trying to figure out."

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