-- Last Updated: Dec-10-12 2:36 PM EST --
Coast Guard and SAR teams rescues humans, not kayaks.
- be prepared to loose your kayak and ALL gear.
They will not "tow it" via boat or "lift it" via helicopter.
If the wind blows it away from shore, they will not chase it.
Tagging your boat and equipment/gear might be a good idea;
any time of year, to increase chances of recovery.
Personal ID - on your body - also a good idea - all year playing outside.