Search continues for missing kayaker

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The public is being asked to contact authorities if they locate or have information about a  missing kayaker on a trip out of Suwannee.

The Gainesville man has been reported missing by concerned family members and the Florida Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Coast Guard are asking the public for help.

James F. McDonald, 46, was last heard from a week ago, said Karen Parker, spokeswoman for the FWC.  

Earlier this week the FWC and the Coast Guard were actively searching for McDonald and his 14-foot yellow orange kayak. The search has been suspended, but anyone with information is acked to call the FWC or local authorities. 

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

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