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2 missing kayakers found safe, 1 found dead

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Three missing kayakers from Pennsylvania were located in Orleans County Tuesday morning.

Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Coast Guard were out Monday night and were still out on Tuesday morning, searching Lake Ontario.

Crews from Somerset police, New York State Parks and fire departments from Barker and Olcott were also there.

Boats and aircraft were used to search for the missing men.

The Sheriff tells WIVB the search started near Golden Hill State Park, east of Olcott. Deputies say three young men went out around noon on Monday. They were in green, red and blue kayaks, and were last seen paddling offshore into the lake.

Officials say they were wearing life jackets.

Six hours later, the family reported them missing.

Tuesday morning, the first two came ashore and climbed onto land before making their way to a home. There, they asked for help.

The third kayaker was found dead near Point Breeze later in the morning. Officials say he was found around 1,400 yards from the shore and that he had his life jacket on.

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