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Kayak recovered but search continues for missing kayaker and dog

OKALOOSA COUNTY   --  For eleven days family, friends and rescue crews have searched for 21-year-old Joe Kane.

He and his dog disappeared after launching a kayak from Sherman's Cove.
The search expanded after a kayak was found yesterday on Okaloosa Island.

Laura Hussey "Friday of a holiday weekend and the crowds are already here. Families celebrating beautiful weather and some extra time together. But for some people on the beach, the mood is much different.

Aline Rackley and Heather Seeman walk away from the crowd.
Their eyes are scanning the waterline, their thoughts are of their friend, Joe Kane.

Aline Rackley "He loved the outdoors and he loved his dog Frannie, and they would go on adventures together." 

On May 13, Joe and Frannie set out on an adventure in this small kayak, leaving from Sherman's Cove in Pensacola.

Thursday, this yellow kayak was found on Okaloosa Island.
Heather Seeman "We all come from very strong faith backgrounds and we're clinging to God right now."

The Escambia sheriff's office checked the kayak for any evidence that might lend a clue about  Kane's disappearance, there was none.

Aline Rackley/Joe's friend "Our faith is keeping us going because we know if Joe has passed away, he's with our Lord and we just need the closure."

Aircrews searched 360 miles of shoreline and water Thursday.
Friends have set up a Facebook page to coordinate the foot search and support each other.

Aline "He would never regret going kayaking, cause that's what he loved to do."

Laura Hussey "Investigators, along with family and friends are asking everyone whether you're on the boat or on the beach this weekend, please keep you eyes open."