A kayaker who vanished Saturday afternoon was still being sought as of Sunday. A 30-year-old male is reportedly thought to have capsized after being dragged offshore in Lake Erie by strong winds, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Sheffield Lake Fire Department Report
The guy went missing around 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Sheffield Lake Fire Department says he was wearing a personal flotation device.
Adam Stepic, a neighbour, told News 5 that when he saw the grave situation, he alerted the Coast Guard. “I really didn’t want to see myself working with the Coast Guard in that circumstance,” he stated.
He claimed to have been outside of his Sheffield Lake condominium on Lake Erie when he saw a guy in a tandem kayak and two ladies in tiny leisure boats seemingly struggling against the strong wind.
“I saw three kayaks out while returning to my door to get upstairs to my flat. I was sort of wondering why they were out in that kind of wind,” he remembered.
Stepic saw the male being swept offshore as the two ladies made it to safety.
“I feel awful because this woman saw her spouse vanish in front of her. And since we lost sight, none of us knew what happened to him after he capsized”.
Cleveland and Detroit Stations of the Coast Guard
On Saturday, until 10 p.m., people from the Cleveland and Detroit stations of the Coast Guard searched by boat and helicopter.
On Sunday, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Sheffield Village Fire, Avon Lake Fire, and the Sheffield Lake Fire Department all joined forces. The kayaker remained missing for more than 24 hours after she vanished.
Emergency personnel are requesting that everyone around Sheffield Lake, Bay Village, and the surrounding regions be vigilant and report any sightings of the missing kayaker.
He was reportedly operating a tandem kayak in a dark green colour while wearing a lime green life jacket, a grey shirt, and shorts.