UPDATE: Missing kayaker found alive, Coast Guard says

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – UPDATE: A missing kayaker near St. Catherines Island has been found alive.

An official with Coast Guard Sector Charleston confirmed Saturday afternoon that 53-year-old David Larkin was found alive. He was found on the South Newport River at around 4:30 p.m. by a good Samaritan search party.

He was taken to Eagle Neck Air Strip where an Air Station Savannah MH-65 crew took him to Savannah Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

“The immediate and thorough response from our watch-standers, search and rescue units, state and local partners, and countless volunteers made the difference in locating Mr. Larkin safely,” said Lt. Michael Browning, Sector Charleston Command Center Chief. “The community came together in a tremendous way that resulted in a positive outcome.”


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Coast Guard and other agencies are looking for an overdue kayaker on Cross Tide Creek, inland of St. Catherines Island in Liberty County, on Saturday.

The missing kayaker is David Larkin, 53.

At 8 p.m. on Friday, a family member of Larkin told Coast Guard Sector Charleston they were worried about him. Larkin reportedly left his home on the south Newport River and planned to go kayak Cross Tide Creek to Half Moon Marina. He did not return when he was expected.

Larkin was last seen wearing brown clothes in a brown kayak.

Searching for Larkin are:

Anyone with information on Larkin’s whereabouts is asked to call Sector Charleston at 843-740-7050.

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