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Missing Ohio kayakers were safe all along

August 27, 2014
Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — A search for two kayakers reported missing in Lake Erie was called off after one of them called authorities from home after seeing news reports about the search.

The kayakers made it to shore as a storm rolled in on off Cleveland Tuesday night, but they were reported missing by someone who lost sight of them during the storm.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to search the beaches with a boat and helicopter. Police and fire officials assisted, as well as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The men were about 500 yards offshore, but were wearing life jackets and earlier managed to swim to safety. The search was called off at about 11:45 p.m. after one of the men called the Coast Guard station.

 
 

 

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