Kayaker reported missing


A 48-year-old Hilo man who reportedly got into a kayak in Hilo on Friday has not been seen since.

Richard Gomez may be headed for South Point, police said Wednesday in a written statement.

Gomez is described as 6-feet-tall, 175 pounds and bald with green eyes. The U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department are assisting in the search.

Anyone with information on Gomez’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311 or the Coast Guard Command Center on Oahu at (808) 842-2600. Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

 

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