Kayaker goes missing from Big Island

Published  4:45 PM HST Sep 25, 2013
Richard Gomez
HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police need the public's help locating a 48-year-old who was reported missing.

Officers say Richard Gomez was last seen kayaking in the water in Hilo. He was believed to be heading for South Point.

Gomez is described as 6-feet-tall, 175 pounds and bald with green eyes.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Hawai?i Fire Department are assisting in the search.

Police ask anyone with information on Gomez' whereabouts to call 935-3311 or contact the Coast Guard Command Center on Oahu at (808) 842-2600.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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