San Francisco man reported missing after solo kayaking trip to Clear Lake

A recent photo of Dylan Flanagan.Courtesy of Lake County Sheriff’s Office

A San Francisco man has been missing for three days after embarking on a solo kayaking trip Sunday.

Dylan Flanagan, 28, was last seen at around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release, while kayaking on Clear Lake.

Around 20 minutes later, Flanagan’s girlfriend called him on his cell phone to ensure his wellbeing; he picked up and assured her he was safe. But hours passed by, the sheriff’s office said, and all “subsequent calls went to his voicemail.” (The sheriff’s office did not respond to a request for comment from SFGATE.)

Lake County News reported that he was headed toward Rattlesnake Island. Flanagan and his friends were celebrating his birthday by staying at a vacation rental, the news site reported.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office, per the release, arrived to the scene just after 10 p.m. after being contacted by Flanagan’s girlfriend. 

But a search that evening by the sheriff’s marine unit of the area and of the Rattlesnake Island area was cancelled that night due to intense winds and poor weather, the sheriff’s office said.

The following morning, officials found a dark green kayak near Widgeon Bay; deputies believe the kayak is the one Flanagan was on Sunday. 

According to his LinkedIn, Flanagan works for the marketing service AppsFlyer under its customer success division.

Flanagan was last seen wearing a navy Hawaiian shirt, pink, tie-dyed boardshorts and a straw hat. 

Officials are continuing the search Wednesday. Anyone with information regarding his location can contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s non-emergency line at (707) 263-2690.

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