Search for missing kayaker

Police including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter are currently searching for an overdue kayaker near Perkins Island in north west Tasmania.

Resources including marine police, ground search and rescue crews, the rescue helicopter and local police have been deployed to the area following a report of a missing male kayaker.

The kayaker was last seen with his blue and black kayak about 8.30pm last night after he left to go fishing off Perkins Island.

Acting Inspector Stewart Williams said that there were strong wind conditions at the time.

Anyone with information should contact police on 131444.