Missing kayaker found

It was a positive ending.

First responders searched for hours Sept. 14 for a 30-year-old Bradenton man reported missing from the Palma Sola community by his mother.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office received a report at about 9 a.m. Sept. 14 from a woman who said her adult son was not home when she woke and a kayak was missing from her porch in Bradenton.

The man’s cellphone and wallet were found at the residence.

A search involved the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Service and U.S. Coast Guard.

The kayak was found early Sept. 14 in shallow water in Palma Sola Bay west of the Catalina Drive residence.

The man was later found on land, near Sunny Shores on Cortez Road, appearing disoriented.