Coast Guard, police search for 3 kayakers on Lake Ontario


SOMERSET, N.Y. — The U.S. Coast Guard and police agencies are searching for three kayakers from Pennsylvania who are missing after setting out on Lake Ontario in upstate New York.

Each had his own kayak, reports CBS Buffalo, N.Y. affiliate WIVB-TV.

The Somerset Police Department says the three men were last seen leaving a boat launch at Golden Hills State Park on Monday afternoon. Police say the men were reported missing around 6 p.m.

They believe the three headed straight out from the park but are unsure if they drifted because of high winds, WIVB says.

Authorities say the Coast Guard is involved in the air and water search and is coordinating with a Canadian rescue team. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is assisting in the search along the shoreline about 35 miles northeast of Buffalo.

Somerset Police Chief John Yotter told The Associated Press Tuesday morning the 19-year-old and two 22-year-olds are from Pennsylvania. He says the men have relatives in the Somerset area.

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