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Search called off for father daughter Ohio kayakers

Authorities have suspended the search for a father and his 12-year-old daughter who were last seen kayaking in Lake Erie in Ohio.

Rescue teams recovered two empty kayaks from Sandusky Bay on Sunday, but there was no sign of the girl or her 30-year-old father, officials said. The two are not believed to have been wearing life jackets. 

The two were first reported missing early Sunday by friend after the two failed to return from a trip they embarked on an evening earlier, according to police records. The U.S. Coast Guard, along with local police and fire officials combed over the Lake Erie shoreline and Sandusky.

The U.S. Coast Guard announced on Sunday they had suspended the active search. Rescue efforts from local authorities have also been suspended. 

Neighbors who last saw the pair told the Toledo Blade that the weather was nice when Jonathan and Viola Francis set Saturday afternoon.

Jonathan Francis was last seen wearing  blue sweatpants and a hoodie sweatshirt, while Viola Francis was wearing pink boots, dark leggings and a dark coat.