UPDATE: Rescued kayakers released from hospital

UPDATED: A woman, her son and another boy rescued after spending the night in their kayaks on the waters of Green Bay have been treated and released from a northeastern Wisconsin hospital.

Credit: WLUK

UPDATED Friday, July 11, 2014 --- 12:10 p.m.

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A woman, her son and another boy rescued after spending the night in their kayaks on the waters of Green Bay have been treated and released from a northeastern Wisconsin hospital.

Door County sheriff's officials say 43-year-old Allison Alter, her 9-year-old son, Zach Suri, of Austin, Texas and 9-year-old-old Thomas Alter, of Highland Park, Illinois, were treated for mild hypothermia after a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter plucked them from the Michigan waters of Green Bay about 6 a.m. Friday.

The trio went missing after launching their kayaks from Nicolet Bay in Peninsula State Park Thursday afternoon. The kayak rental company called authorities about 6:30 p.m. after they failed to return.

Sheriff's officials say they were found about 14 miles from their launch site with their two kayaks tethered together.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Friday, July 11, 2014 -- 7:45 a.m.

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The woman and two boys who went missing while kayaking in Door County have been found safe about 12 hours after they were reported missing.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the three were found in their kayaks about 14 miles from where they set out on Thursday afternoon.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the 43-year-old woman and two 9-year-old boys out of their kayaks and into the chopper about 6 a.m. Friday.

Coast Guard Operation Petty Officer Tyler Goss says a search plane spotted the three in the water about 10 miles north of Chambers Island. Goss says they were in their kayaks and had their life jackets on.

The trio left Nicolet Bay in Peninsula State Park about 3 p.m. Thursday. Goss says there's no immediate word on their condition.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 --- 6:50 a.m.

Three people who went missing while kayaking in Door County have been found.

Authorities say the 43-year-old woman and two 9-year-old boys left Nicolet Bay in Peninsula State Park yesterday. They failed to show up at the kayak rental company by 6:30 p.m. and police were called.

All three were wearing life jackets and were flown to Bay Area Med Center in Marionette.


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