Kayak drifts into Queensliff without rower

A kayak that washed up offshore at Queenscliff. Pictures: Victoria Police

A kayak with a broken oar washed up in Queenscliff waters on Sunday morning, prompting a police search for the owner.

Passersby found the kayak in Port Phillip Bay off the coast of Queenscliff before notifying police about 10am.

Officers began conducting searches of surrounding waters shortly after, according to a police spokesperson.

“A broken oar and another oar were found in the kayak,” the spokesperson said.

“Police do not know who the owner of the kayak is and request they come forward.

“No one has been reported missing at this stage. Water police are continuing to search off the coast.”

Police said they would like to speak to anyone who saw the kayak recently or who has information about the owner to contact police.

They urged anyone with information to phone Bellarine Police on 03 5256 2698.

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