Big Island police are searching for a 48-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing.
Richard Gomez entered the water in Hilo in a kayak at 10 a.m. Friday and has not been seen since. He may be headed for South Point. He is described as 6 feet tall, weighing 175 pounds. He is bald and has green eyes.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department are assisting in the search.
Police ask anyone with information on Gomez’s whereabouts to call the police department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311 or the Coast Guard Command Center on Oahu at 842-2600.
Anyone who prefers to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo.