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Body of missing canoeist recovered from lake


STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Door County sheriff's officials say the body of a missing canoeist has been found in Lake Michigan on the shore of Washington Island.

Forty-five-year-old Mayur Patel of Highland Park, Ill., had been missing since Oct. 16 when his canoe overturned about a-quarter mile from where his body was discovered Monday.

A 49-year-old man canoeing with Patel swam back to shore when the boat overturned. Authorities identified the survivor as Paolo Luzzatti of Lisle, Illinois.

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