Kayaker goes missing off Tasmanian coast

A kayaker last seen fishing from his vessel is missing off the eastern coast of Tasmania.

The 54-year-old man failed to return to Darlington on Maria Island on Monday afternoon but was last seen fishing from his kayak at Long Point around noon, Tasmanian Police said.

Air and marine searches are underway and anyone who sights a red Hobie kayak has been urged to contact police.