SCARBOROUGH — Coast Guard officials said Saturday night they found a kayaker who had been reported missing earlier in the day, but the man’s condition and identity were unknown.

The Coast Guard found the man, who had left Scarborough Marsh intending to kayak to Bluff’s Island, around 7 p.m., about a half-mile off Higgins Beach.

The man was spotted by Coast Guard searchers in a helicopter, Lt. Nick Barrow said. A Coast Guard rescue boat and a Scarborough Marine Unit were directed to the man’s location, he said, and the kayaker was taken aboard the Coast Guard boat.

A Scarborough paramedic aboard the Coast Guard boat attempted to resuscitate the kayaker, Barrow said. The man did not appear to respond immediately, Barrow said, and he was transferred to an ambulance at Pine Point.

Barrow and Scarborough police said they did not have the kayaker’s name. A spokeswoman at Maine Medical Center, where the man was taken, said she didn’t have information on the man’s condition Saturday.

Barrow said the man’s kayak was found in the surf at Higgins Beach. He said officials haven’t determined what might have caused the accident.