Kayaker's body recovered along North Shore of Lake Superior
The empty kayak had seen seen floating upstream.
LAKE COUNTY — A man's body was recovered Friday afternoon along the shore of Lake Superior, approximately two hours after his kayak was found adrift in the Caribou River.
Saunder Strong, 20, was from Minneapolis but had been living and working in Lutsen, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
A caller reported seeing the unoccupied kayak floating down the Caribou River at approximately 11:45 a.m. The Lake County Sheriff's Rescue Squad and Tettegouche State Park rangers immediately began a search of the river and shoreline areas.
Strong's body was ultimately located just after 1:45 p.m., on the lake shore near the mouth of the river, the sheriff's office reported.
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