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Search Resumes for Kayaker Missing on Lake Michigan

U.S. Coast Guard is expected to resume their search for a 20-year-old man who went missing after his kayak capsized in Lake Michigan near Lake Forest.

Officials said the man, whose identity was not available, went kayaking with a friend Monday evening, launching from north suburban Highland Park.

The Coast Guard said two men in separate kayaks went out in Lake Michigan and encountered rough waters due to high winds at about 9 p.m. Monday. Both kayaks capsized, causing them to hold onto a paddle as a flotation device.

Neither man was wearing a life jacket and one of them lost a hold of the paddle and went under, the Coast Guard said. One man was able to swim ashore and knock on a door to ask for help.

The Coast Guard searched for several hours until they were forced to suspend the search at about 1:35 a.m. They are expected to resume their search after 6 a.m. Tuesday, but have been delayed by morning storms. They will search an area from Lake Forest south to Highland Park.

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