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Read this on Fish-Hawk.net so I thought I better share the story here.

 

Kayaker found dead near Grimsby

 

A kayaker who went missing on Lake Ontario yesterday amid snow squalls and high winds was found dead this morning along the Niagara shoreline.

 

The Brantford man, 45, was still in his kayak when his body was discovered around 9 a.m. near Grimsby, said Hamilton police Acting Staff Sgt. Chris Wills.

 

Concerned individuals in Fifty Point Park first called police around 3 p.m. Tuesday when the man left shore despite treacherous weather. He was wearing a wetsuit.

 

A search team, including members of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Hamilton and Niagara police marine units, set off in winds gusting up to 90 km/h and waves three to five metres high, but had no success last night.

 

“We had to pull our boat back because it was starting to ice up,” Wills said, adding a helicopter from Canadian Forces Base Trenton searched until the early hours of the morning.

 

Police haven’t yet released the man’s name.

 

Guy's first name was Serge. Check out Fish-hawk.net for the story and a pic of the guy. One of those Kayak anglers. Sad

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Thats terrible, apparently he was quite popular over there, my condolences to the family.

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I was afraid this would be the outcome when I first heard it yesterday... But I hoped we would have good news..

 

I feel for the families....

 

G.

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I read some of his posts and the thread about him on the other board....members taking their own boats out to look for him. Very sad. Very sorry to hear this news. My condolences to his family and to all that knew him.

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That is so unfortunate. I was reading one of his threads, on another site, just the other day, titowoody is what he went by. Seemed like a real nice guy. Really too bad.

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Sorry for his family and the stress that he put the rescue squad through, but, if he left shore despite the terrible weather, well, nuff said.

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