Kayaker dead, another missing at Pictured Rocks

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is seen. (Journal file photo)

MUNISING — One kayaker is dead and a second is missing in the waters off Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Lake Superior.

According to a Friday press release from the National Park Service, two kayakers were reported missing Thursday evening.

The park service, along with other federal and state agencies, responded with search and rescue operations that included aircraft.

One fatality has been confirmed. Crews are still searching for the other kayaker.

According to mLive, Lakeshore Superintendent David Horne said, “It was really windy yesterday, big waves. We haven’t completed an investigation but I have to think that was a major contributor.”

Katie Segula can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242. Her email address is ksegula@miningjournal.net.


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