An empty kayak was found in the Keys. Now the Coast Guard is looking for man with shark

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday was searching for a man who was reported missing the day before after taking off on a kayak in the Lower Keys.

Brian McAuley, 43, who stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall, was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and blue shorts with a black stripe, according to the Coast Guard.

He was reported missing at 5:30 p.m. on Monday. The Coast Guard said his yellow kayak was found overturned in the waters near Geiger Key, about five miles east of Key West.

A man kayaking in the Florida Keys was reported missing Monday, the U.S. Coast guard said.
A man kayaking in the Florida Keys was reported missing Monday, the U.S. Coast guard said.

The Coast Guard tweeted a photo of him holding up a bonnethead shark beneath blue skies with the water behind him.

“He sent it to his significant other earlier that day,” Petty Officer Nicole Groll, a Coast Guard spokeswoman, said of the photo. “He was fishing apparently.”

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Anyone with information about McAuley is asked to call Coast Guard Sector Key West at 305-292-8727.

This is a developing story.