Tualatin man goes missing while kayaking near Seaside, Coast Guard calls off search

Photo of Matthew Manley from the City of Seaside

SEASIDE, Ore. – Coast guard officials called off the search for a Tualatin man who was reported missing New Year's Day while he was kayaking near the mouth of the Seaside Estuary.

Matthew Manley, 42, was last seen crabbing from his kayak near the estuary’s mouth on Monday afternoon, Seaside Police said.

Officers joined Seaside Fire & Rescue in searching from the shore, but couldn’t find any sign of Manley, his kayak, or his gear.

The U.S. Coast Guard joined in the search from helicopter and by boat. They searched through the night and into Tuesday.

Officials said they called off the search by Tuesday afternoon citing the temperature of the water and reports that Manley wasn’t wearing a life vest.

If you have any helpful information, call the Seaside Police Department at (503) 738-6311.

More from authorities:

The City of Seaside reminds those recreating in and around open waters to use extreme caution. Water temperatures are near 50 degrees and can result in hypothermia in a very short amount of time. Let someone know if you are planning to be around the water. Please observe proper safety and use a flotation device around the ocean and rivers.
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