MALIBU, Calif. (KTLA) -- Authorities have ended a search Friday evening for a kayaker missing off the coast of Malibu.
Emergency crews got a 911 call Thursday afternoon from kayaker Louis Robert Piatt. The search was relaunched Friday, but came to an end at dusk after he was not found.
Piatt, 66, of Pacific Palisades, told dispatchers he was in the waters off Malibu and was having chest pains.
An extensive search was launched by lifeguard personnel and the U.S. Coast Guard. Members of the Malibu/Lost Hills Search and Rescue team searched the nearby coastline.
Sheriff's deputies, along with Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard personnel, discovered an overturned kayak and a life vest approximately two miles off shore.
Deputies contacted local kayak shops and found that a kayak rented by Piatt earlier in the day had not been returned.
An investigation revealed that the 911 call was made from a phone owned by the same person who rented that kayak.
Piatt is described as a while male, 5' 09" tall, weighing 170 pounds with brown eyes and balding hair.
Search Called Off For Kayaker Missing Off Malibu
Louis Robert Piatt, 66. (Los Angeles Sheriff's Department)