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"I can hear my granddad's stories of the storms out on Lake Erie, where vessels and cargos and fortunes, and sailors' lives were lost." ~ James Taylor, Millworker

Friday, August 5, 2011

Lake Erie kayakers require help

A pair of kayakers in Lake Erie about a mile east of the Kelleys Island airport got a ride back to land after their kayak capsized Thursday afternoon, according to a spokeswoman for the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.

A call came in just after 2 p.m. reporting at least one person in the water, according to emergency radio communications.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office Dive Team was dispatched to the area, the spokeswoman said.

"Our rescue boat went out and picked them up and put them on land," the spokeswoman said. [read more here]

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