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Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker near Lynnhaven, Va.

The Coast Guard is searching Sept. 13, 2022 for an overdue kayaker near Lynnhaven, Virginia. 

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue kayaker Tuesday near Lynnhaven. 


Missing is Ryan Tew, 27-year-old male, last seen on a red single-person kayak. Tew reportedly departed on his kayak from Crab Creek in Lynnhaven Inlet around 11:30 p.m., Monday evening and was scheduled to return around 3 a.m. Tuesday.


Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Virginia received a call from Virginia Beach 911 dispatch around 10 a.m. Tuesday reporting Tew overdue.  


Rescue crews searching are: 

  • Coast Guard Station Little Creek 
  • Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City 
  • Virginia Marine Resources Commission 
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Police Department 
  • Virginia Beach Police Department 
  • Virginia Beach Fire Department 

If you have any information, please contact Coast Guard Sector Virginia at 757-483-8567 

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