Coroner identifies kayakers' cause of death

Coroner identifies kayakers' cause of death
Viola Francis
Viola Francis
Jonathan Francis
Jonathan Francis

ERIE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Erie County Coroner says both 30-year-old Jonathan Francis and his 12-year-old daughter Viola died from drowning.

Their bodies were found last Friday, April 26th.

The two were last seen in their kayaks on Sandusky Bay April 6th.

Two empty kayaks were found the next day.

Officials say neither Jonathan nor Viola Francis had life jackets.

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