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Press Release | Oct. 24, 2023

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker in Keyport Harbor


NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing kayaker in Keyport Harbor, NJ. 


Missing is 74-year-old Zhenjing Ding, a 5’6” 140–160-pound male.


Coast Guard Sector New York command center watch standers received a report Monday at 6:30 p.m. from Keyport police at that Ding’s kayak was found near Cedar Street Park along with personal belongings, and no sight of him in the area.


Searching are:

  • Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook
  • Coast Guard Cutter Beluga
  • Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
  • Coast Guard Air Atlantic City
  • New York Police Department
  • New York Fire Department
  • Keyport Police and Fire Department
  • Monmouth County Sherriff's office
  • New Jersey State Police

Anyone with any information about Ding is asked to call the Coast Guard at (718) 354-4353 .