Your kayaking float plan is a roadmap for your journey on the water. Consider it a way of leaving a 'footprint' that can guide searchers in locating you in case of need. Complete this plan before you go kayaking and leave it with a reliable person who can be depended upon to notify the Coast Guard, or other rescue agency, should you not return or check-in as planned. If you have a change of plans, or will be delayed, notify the person holding your Float plan. Finally, close your plan by notifying the holder you have arrived to your final landing location safely and if the holder has reported you overdue, notify all applicable rescue authorities of your safe return.