The kayak of a teenager who didn’t show up for school Thursday was found early this morning near the San Jacinto River.

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At around 7:00 a.m., rescuers found 15-year-old Andrew Hays’ 8-foot Pelican kayak.

But there is still no sign of the boy – a Highlands resident, an unincorporated area of Harris County.

In an interview with ABC13, Hays’ mother told a reporter he left his cell phone at home Thursday morning.

She also said, while they were on the way to the bus stop, he told his sister he was going to retrieve it back home.

But Hays never made it to school, and his parents later found his school clothes and cell phone at home.

Other personal effects from Hays’ grandfather, who passed away two years ago, were found with the clothing.

Hays’ mother said her son is seldom without the VA card, which was a gift from his grandfather.

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Currently, Texas EquuSearch is searching for the boy, who stands 5’7″ tall and weighs around 145 pounds.

It is unknown what Hays — black haired and blue eyed, with a small scar on his lip — was wearing at the time of his disappearance.

This is a developing story.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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