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Search on for missing kayaker

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A man on a kayaking trip out of Suwannee has been reported missing by concerned family members and the Florida Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Coast Guard are searching for him.

James F. McDonald, 46, of Gainesville was last heard from a week ago, said Karen Parker, spokeswoman for the FWC.  Parker said the Coast Guard has its helicopter aiding in the search for McDonald and his 14-foot yellow orange kayak.

McDonald's vehicle was located in Suwannee, Parker said. She said there has been no answer on his cell phone.

The search is primarily in the Cedar Key to Suwannee area, Parker said.

Anyone who comes in contact with McDonald is asked to contact local authorities.