TRAVERSE CITY — Law enforcement personnel continue to look for a missing man whose kayak and backpack washed up at different points in West Grand Traverse Bay.

Randy Robert Day's family last heard from him Monday morning and reported him missing Wednesday, Grand Traverse County sheriff's Capt. Chris Clark said. Day, a 42-year-old Garfield Township resident, may have been kayaking in West Grand Traverse Bay Monday morning.

A charter boat captain reported finding a kayak Monday afternoon near Old Mission Peninsula's Neahtawanta Point, Clark said. The kayak was determined to be Day's.

Sheriff's deputies found his vehicle parked at the Bowers Harbor boat launch Wednesday afternoon, Clark said. They also found Day's backpack that day at Lee Point at about 4:30 p.m., southeast of Suttons Bay, with help from the Leelanau County sheriff's department. It's believed to have washed up there.

Searchers used aerial drones to look from Neahtawanta Point to Old Mission Lighthouse while deputies canvassed homes near the point Wednesday, Clark said. Deputies boated to Power Island to search there Thursday morning.

Clark said law enforcement personnel soon could deploy resources to search the water.

Day is 6 feet tall, and it's not known what he may have been wearing Monday, according to a Grand Traverse sheriff's department release. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Grand Traverse County Central Dispatch at 231-922-4550.

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