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Bodies pulled from lake tentatively ID'd as missing dad, daughter

Viola Francis Viola Francis
Jon Francis Jon Francis
ERIE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

Two bodies pulled from Lake Erie Friday have been tentatively ID'd as missing kayakers Viola, 12 and Jonathan Francis, 30.

The father and daughter went missing on April 7 after kayaking in the Sandusky Bay.

A fisherman spotted the girl's body around 11 a.m. Friday eight miles north of the Vermilion River.

The Erie County Coroner made the tentative ID for Viola by clothing and a unique piece of jewelry.

Later in the afternoon, a second body was pulled from the water near Cedar Point. 

The Erie County Sheriff confirmed that they've tentatively ID'd that victim as Jonathan. 

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