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Bodies of 12-year-old kayaker, father found in Lake Erie

Staff Report • Apr 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM

NORWALK, Ohio — The body of a 12-year-old missing kayaker was recovered from Lake Erie this afternoon. Her father's body was found a few hours later.

Viola Francis, and her father, Jonathan Francis, 30, hadn’t been seen since the first week of April, when they launched their kayaks from Crystal Rock and headed toward the Edison Bridge. Crews from U.S. Coast Guard Marblehead were dispatched just after 11 a.m. after someone reported seeing a body about 8 1/2 miles north of the Vermilion River, Erie County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Oliver confirmed.

Read more on the Norwalk Reflector's website: http://bit.ly/ZpYHv5

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