Kayaker calls in safe after concern

Emergency crews searched for a kayaker near Pillar Pont on the afternoon of Sept. 15 after someone reported finding a kayak seat, paddle and freshly caught fish washed ashore at Mavericks Beach, south of Devil’s Slide.

But as first responders were looking, the male kayaker called another news agency to report he was safe on land, said Harbor District General Manager Jim Pruett.

California State Parks, Coastside Fire Protection District, the U.S. Coast Guard and San Mateo County Harbor Patrol personnel began searching the area around 11 a.m. that day, according to a tweet from Cal Fire. Pruett said it’s standard policy for the Harbor Patrol to look for a possible missing person when gear like a lifejacket, ring buoy or paddle is found on the water, which can indicate someone was there or in distress.

—August Howell

Parks and beaches commission to meet tonight

The Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Committee meets virtually at 7 p.m. tonight. On the agenda: the bike-park survey, a special presentation on senior services and the topic of telescopes on the beach.

To attend via Zoom, visit : https://zoom.us/j/95832189618.

— from staff reports

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