Body of Missing Kayaker Found in Southwest Florida

The body of a missing kayaker has been found near the Sanibel Causeway in southwest Florida. 

Authorities say the body of 29-year-old Justin R. Furman, of Fort Meyers, was found by search crews on Sunday. 

Furman was reported missing Saturday morning. Friends told investigators that Furman was camping at Punta Rassa with them on Friday night when he decided to kayak and fish along the beach.

Details regarding the cause of death were not immediately available. 

According to reports, Furman did not have a life preserver, cellphone or emergency equipment with him in the kayak.

Kayakers should carry a personal flotation device, some sort of communication device, a bountiful supply of water and a flashlight. For more information on kayaking requirements, click here.

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