SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Northern Ohio authorities along Lake Erie are searching for a father and his 12-year-old daughter who were last seen in their kayaks early Saturday night.
A sheriff midway between Toledo and Cleveland says searchers found the two empty kayaks Sunday morning, but there’s no sign of the man and his daughter.
Authorities say the pair did not have life jackets when they set out on Sandusky Bay just west of the city of Sandusky.
Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth says the father and daughter were planning to paddle across the bay to a bridge and back.
The U.S. Coast Guard and local authorities are searching the water and the shoreline.