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      Rescue crews searching for missing father & daughter kayakers



      UPDATE: Search for missing kayakers called off


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      uthorities continue to search th

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      waters

      of Lake Erie looking

      for a father and his 12-year-old daughter who went missing after a kayaking trip.


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      he
      Erie County Sheriff's Office says the pair was last seen near Crystal Rock in Sandusky Bay. Jon Francis and his 12-year-old daughter Viola took their kayaks onto Sandusky Bay late Saturday afternoon. They were reported missing Saturday night.


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      wo empty kayaks were discovered on the bay
      Sunday morning. Searchers also found a pair of boots. Officials say the bay's water temperature is about 38 degrees.



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      e don't want to think about the worst right now.
      Obviously our thoughts and prayers are going out to the family," said Jared Oliver, chief deputy of the Erie County Sheriff's Office. "We're hoping this has a positive resolution. We don't know yet. Obviously, we found the kayaks early this morning. They're unoccupied."


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      uthorities are asking anyone who seen or knows anything to call the
      Erie County Sheriff's Office at 419-627-7668.

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