Canadian Coast Guard Pulls Body of Kayaker from Lake Superior

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Canadian Coast Guard Pulls Body of Kayaker from Lake Superior

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June 18, 2012 Updated Jun 18, 2012 at 2:50 PM CST

Grand Portage, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The Canadian Coast Guard pulled the body of a kayaker from the waters of Lake Superior on Sunday.

A personal locator beacon went off around 9:20 in the morning about one mile from Pigeon Bay Point. That's just south of the Canadian border and north of Grand Portage.

The US Coast Guard says a Canadian coastguard aircraft located the kayaker capsized in the water at around 11:30 following a search.

Winds gusting up to 30 mph and the 42 degree water temperature may have contributed to the distress call. The kayaker was wearing a life jacket.

His identity has not been released.

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