City of Seaside
R.J. Marx/The Daily Astorian
SEASIDE — The body of a missing kayaker was found Tuesday night near the ocean in Seaside west of the Turnaround.
Matthew Manley, 42, of Tualatin, was last seen crabbing from his kayak Monday afternoon in the estuary near the mouth of the Necanicum River, authorities said.
The Coast Guard called off a search for Manley Tuesday afternoon after considering different survivability factors. A Coast Guard official said they took into consideration the fact Manley was reported not to be wearing a life jacket at the time.
On Monday, the Coast Guard had launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Station Cape Disappointment and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Astoria.
With water temperatures near 50 degrees, city officials say people recreating in and around open waters should use extreme caution.
Seaside police are still looking for the missing kayak. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Seaside Detective Guy Knight.