Jonathan and Viola Francis missing on Lake Erie - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

ODNR launches search and recovery mission for missing kayakers

Jonathan and Viola Francis (Source: WTOL) Jonathan and Viola Francis (Source: WTOL)
Kayak Found (Source: WTOL) Kayak Found (Source: WTOL)

The Coast Guard has called off the search and rescue mission for a 30-year-old father and his 12-year-old daughter.

Jonathan and Viola Francis were last seen in their kayaks on Sandusky Bay on Saturday afternoon. Two empty kayaks were found floating on Sunday morning.

Officials tell 19 Action News neither Jonathan or Viola were wearing life jackets.

ODNR began a search and recovery mission on Monday morning.

The lake temperature is 37 degrees.

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