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Foggy weather puts on hold search for kayaker who went missing near Galveston


GALVESTON, Texas — The U.S. Coast Guard has put on hold its search for a kayaker who went missing along the Texas Gulf Coast near Galveston.

Petty Officer Dustin Williams says Coast Guard officials hope to resume their search on Sunday for 23-year-old Alex Gallant once visibility, affected by foggy weather conditions, improves.

The Coast Guard says Gallant and 21-year-old Brandon Curacas, were kayaking Saturday morning off the waters north of Galveston when Gallant tipped over into the water. While trying to get to safety, Gallant accidentally tipped over Curacas' boat.

Curacas told the Coast Guard he managed to grab onto a piling but Gallant drifted away. Curacas was later picked up by a boat. He was treated by an EMS crew for mild hypothermia and released.

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