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Florida kayaker missing in Puerto Rico found on uninhabited island, Coast Guard says

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-27 16:50:48-04

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said that a kayaker from Florida who went missing off Puerto Rico's west coast was found Friday on a nearby, uninhabited island.

The agency said 25-year-old Josh Kaufman was spotted on a cliff on Desecheo island, which lies between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Officials said he had last been seen early Thursday afternoon after he took off in a green kayak from the popular tourist town of Rincon. Kaufman was not wearing a life jacket.

Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad said Kaufman was found in good condition.

Authorities said they did not have a hometown for him.

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