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Crews search for Indiana man who vanished while kayaking

May 22, 2019

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — Authorities are searching northern Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline for a man who vanished during a kayaking trip last weekend.

Twenty-three-year-old Jacob Sandy of South Bend was last seen Saturday.

Porter police have determined that a car with a Michigan license plate found Tuesday at a parking lot near Porter Beach belongs to Sandy.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard were expected to resume searching Wednesday for Sandy.

Porter Assistance Police Chief Todd Allen tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times that Sandy told relatives Saturday he was going kayaking, but he never returned.

Allen says a surveillance camera outside Porter Beach’s bathrooms showed Sandy walking in front of a Porter police cruiser Saturday afternoon, and that car’s dashboard camera showed him taking his kayak into the water.


Information from: The Times, http://www.nwitimes.com

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