Searchers rescued kayakers who got lost on Great Salt Lake

By The Associated Press | Updated - Sep. 20, 2019 at 11:08 a.m. | Posted - Sep. 20, 2019 at 7:53 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Searchers have rescued three kayakers who became separated and were forced to swim while being battered by 8-foot (2.4-meter) waves on the Great Salt Lake in northern Utah.

Davis County authorities says the last two kayakers were found alive early Friday morning and are OK. The two men were found treading water without their kayaks. A third was found Thursday evening after kayaking to an island and calling for help.

The kayakers said to be 20-year-old men from Davis County got separated Thursday afternoon while heading to an island.

The kayakers' identities weren't released.

Sheriff's officials said the men were wearing T-shirts and shorts and that none had a life jacket.

Crews from several agencies and state Department of Public Safety helicopters participated in the search.


This story has been corrected to show that only two of the three kayakers had lost their boats, not all of them.

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