South Carolina man missing after kayaking off South Florida park

The photo on the left shows the vehicle and kayak that belong to David Lemonds (right) who is missing off the coast of Florida. (PROVIDED U.S. Coast Guard)

DANIA BEACH, Fla. - A 47-year-old Aiken man was missing after kayaking in the waters off a South Florida state park, the Coast Guard said Saturday night.

Rangers in John U. Lloyd Beach State Park alerted the Coast Guard on Friday morning about a possible missing kayaker. David Lemonds' truck was spotted in the parking lot overnight. Several local kayakers said they saw Lemonds leave Thursday morning in a 12-foot yellow ocean kayak.

Coast Guard sea and air crews have launched a search of the waters off the Dania Beach park, but there had been no sign of Lemonds as of 9 p.m. Saturday.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Lemonds is asked to contact Coast Guard watchstanders at 305-415-6800.