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Kayaker dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- A 24-year-old man who was kayaking in choppy Lake Michigan waters near Milwaukee has died after his body was pulled from the lake.

Witnesses called emergency officials Saturday about 11:45 a.m. to report seeing the man in the water. Waves were as high as 5 feet.

The fire department's water-rescue team found the unconscious man, pulled him into a rescue craft and began performing CPR.

The Port Washington man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Port Washington police Capt. Michael Davel tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/wwjIOa ) the man was an experienced kayaker who goes out three or four times a week.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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