Pair of Michigan kayakers die amid rough Lake Superior waters, gale-force winds

The victims have been identified as Kimberly Aiello of Troy, 密西根州, and David Delegato of Shelby Township, 密西根州, 国家公园管理局 (NPS) 在声明中说.

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Aiello and Delegato were reported missing on Thursday as Lake Superior was experiencing gale-force gusts of up to 35 knots and waves 3 至 5 英尺高, with some reaching 7 脚, NPS 说.

This Aug. 2, 2003 photo shows a kayaker in Lake Superior off the cliffs at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising, 我.

This Aug. 2, 2003 photo shows a kayaker in Lake Superior off the cliffs at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising, 我. (AP Photo/Bob Brodbeck, 文件)

Following a search by the NPS and other state and federal agencies, 美国. Coast Guard recovered the bodies Friday afternoon.

The weather conditions were believed to be contributing factors in the pair’s deaths, 据官员说.

I would like to thank all our agency partners that assisted us with the large and sustained emergency response in the face of severe overnight weather,” NPS Chief Ranger Joe Hughes said. “特别, the United States Coast Guard aviation and water borne assets who worked tirelessly to complete their mission in support of the National Park Service.

The NPS website has an extensive safety guide about kayaking at Pictured Rocks.

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