Body of Kayaker Found in Leelanau County - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Body of Kayaker Found in Leelanau County

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A tragic day near the Leland Harbor -- a man drowned after his kayak overturned.

Rescue crews were called to the scene just before four o'clock this afternoon, and discovered the body a little after five.

 

 

 

9&10's Vanessa Fayz and photojournalist Jared Barraco spoke with the sheriff, and have more details.

 

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9&10 News has breaking news right now in Leelanau County.

We're told 2 kayakers capsized near Leland just a few hours ago on Lake Michigan. 

U.S. Coast Guard spotted the victim in the water. He was a 70-year-old male and was not wearing a life jacket.

The man was pulled out of the water at 5:04 p.m. and was found in 11 feet of water, about 100 yards off shore.

One died, the other is okay.

Details are still coming in.

Stay with 9&10 News for the latest updates on this still developing story.