Empty Kayak Found Floating Near Little Diamond Island

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Portland,MAINE(WMTW) An empty kayak found floating near Little Diamond Island Saturday night prompted a search for a missing person.

The United States Coast Guard searched throughout the night and again today.

Officials say there was first a report of two men on a dinghy screaming for help, who were later found safe.

A cellphone, a sketch book and goggles were found inside the kayak, but nothing to identify an owner.

Officials say a man came forward saying he owned the kayak.

The Coast Guard says it's important people identify their boats.