Body of missing kayaker recovered

A search crew with the U.S. Coast Guard discovered the body a missing kayaker early this morning near the San Mateo Bridge.

The kayaker, a 38-year-old man, had gone missing around 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, according to U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lt. Marcia Medina.

The victim, who was with two other kayakers, left from Oyster Point in South San Francisco. The kayakers then discovered the victim had gone missing near the San Francisco International Airport, Medina said.

With help from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the San Mateo County Fire Department, coast guard officials began a search for the man. A helicopter then discovered his body just south of the San Mateo Bridge around 3 a.m. this morning, according to Medina.

The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of his family.