We lost a kayak in choppy seas a few weeks ago, and after several searches along the North Spit across the McCullough Bridge in North Bend, Oregon - success was finally had - We found the kayak across the northern bend of Coos Bay!
With the help of a U.S. Coast Guard aircrewman, we were able to pin-point the latitude/longitude coordinates, and SCORE!!!
It was found on a rainy, overcast (big surprise, right?) day on a marshy flat full of bay water...and the back up paddle was still inside the kayak!
After dragging it about 400 yards and then carrying it through the woods, it was loaded into the Itty Bitty Inn truck and taken home to be with her sister kayak.
What a day!