Coast Guard searches for missing S.C. kayaker in South Fla.

David Lemonds last seen Thursday morning leaving in kayak

David Lemonds.

MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 47-year-old South Carolina man who disappeared in South Florida.

Coast Guard officials learned of a possible missing kayaker Friday morning at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park.

David Lemonds' truck was spotted in the parking lot overnight, the Coast Guard said.

Several local kayakers in the area were questioned, and it was determined that Lemond was last seen at 11 a.m. Thursday leaving in a 12-foot, yellow ocean kayak.

The Coast Guard began searching an area from Dania Beach to Rivera Beach. They said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and park rangers searched the park Friday but were unable to find Lemonds.

Anyone with information on Lemonds' whereabouts is asked to call Coast Guard officials at 305-415-6800.