Body of missing kayaker found, Coast Guard says

The United States Coast Guard said it found the body of a missing kayaker whose empty craft was last seen Saturday morning off southwest Florida.

Coast Guard officials were alerted by local deputies Saturday morning that 29-year-old Justin Furman had gone missing after camping at Punta Rassa with a group of friends. He left the group Friday night to kayak and fish along the beach.

Friends said he didn't have a life jacket, cellphone or emergency equipment in the kayak.

The News-Press reported Furman's kayak was found empty Saturday morning.

No other details were immediately released.

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