Kayaking dad, daughter drowned

Viola and Jonathan Francis

The Erie County Coroner says a father and daughter who went missing while kayaking on Lake Erie died from drowning.

The bodies of 30-year-old Jonathan Francis and 12-year-old Viola Francis were pulled from the lake last week.

They had been missing since early April when they went out on a kayaking trip on Sandusky Bay but never returned.

They did not have life jackets on.