After a fruitless 32 hour search for Michael Carosella, the Coast Guard has terminated its search for the 70 year old kayaker from Spokane. Searches from the air and along the beach south of Waldport produced no signs of the man who told his wife early Thursday that he was going crabbing with his kayak and should be back before noon.
Thursday afternoon his kayak washed up on the beach just south of the Alsea Bay jaws without Carosella aboard. Searchers also found his car parked in the public parking lot at the Waldport Visitors Center.
Anyone with any information as to Carosella’s whereabouts should contact the Coast Guard at 541-756-9210.