-John Switzer has still not been found.
-Search crews will look for the 24-year old Starkville, Mississippi, man again on Tuesday.
-The picture Switzer took while out in the Gulf shows Switzer well off-shore. Switzer appears to be navigating through some pretty big waves.
-A family friend who lives in Gulf Shores found Switzer's car parked at the family's beach house. Switzer's keys were on the floorboard along with clothes and receipts. Switzer bought coffee and donuts Saturday morning before he went kayaking.
-The family friend says the doors to the beach house were unlocked and the lights were all off. She also found a pair of wet swim trunks drying inside on a table.
-Drag marks, presumably from Switzer pulling his kayak from the beach to the water, are visible in the sand.
The U.S. Coast Guard is currently searching for a kayaker who went missing off the coast of Gulf Shores, though fog is hampering the efforts, sources tell News 5.
Two ship vessels and a helicopter are actively looking for the man who was reportedly kayaking Saturday evening before officially being reported missing.
We've learned the kayaker, 24-year-old John Switzer, last spoke to his family while in a yellow kayak in Gulf Shores, though he was reportedly not wearing a life jacket.
News 5 is told Switzer went missing around 7:00pm on Saturday and was officially reported as missing at 10:00pm that night.
Local authorities are said to be assisting in the search by the shoreline, while the two boats and chopper search the water.
The Mississippi man was enjoying a quick, weekend getaway by himself at his family's beach house when he disappeared.
Switzer sent a panoramic photo of his view from the kayak to family members before he went missing. News 5 has obtained a copy of the image, showing Switzer off the coast of Gulf Shores.
A friend of the family found Switzer's car and keys at the beach house, but no signs of Switzer.
If you have information as to the whereabouts of Switzer, please contact Coast Guard Sector Mobile Command Center at 251-441-6212. Updates tonight on News 5.
Which direction were the predominant winds?If he went out today the 12th he's foolish. I was out there and going east there were 2 to 4 mixed up swells and seas. Plus an occasional 5 to 6 footer. Water temps on surface was 62 degrees. Hope they find him but in that temps he may last 3 hours if he is in shape.
This^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^I am amazed at the number of people that go off shore in a Kayak without life preservers. I have a inflatable that I wear all of the time while I am on the water. I have been Kayaking off shore for about 12 years and have seen to many people die
Under improved weather conditions Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard has located "a partially submerged yellow kayak." News 5 is told the kayak is believed to be the same one used by the missing Mississippi man John Switzer.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the kayak was located between Dauphin Island and Petit Bois Island.
More details on this developing story on News 5 at Noon.
I am amazed at the number of people that go off shore in a Kayak without life preservers. I have a inflatable that I wear all of the time while I am on the water. I have been Kayaking off shore for about 12 years and have seen to many people die