Search for missing kayaker suspended due to weather

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The search for a kayaker who went missing in Lake Michigan was suspended Tuesday afternoon due to weather.

Crews were searching for a 20-year-old Sebastian Duncan of Glenview, who went missing after his kayak capsized in Lake Michigan north of Chicago Monday.

The Coast Guard resumed the search Tuesday morning after looking by boat and helicopter for a few hours beginning Monday night near the northern suburb of Lake Forest.

Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard announced they were suspending their search.

Agencies, including the Highland Park and Lake Forest Fire and Police Departments, continued efforts on the water and on the shore.  Around 4:30 p.m. those efforts were suspended due to weather.

Coast Guard officials say two men in separate kayaks went out in Lake Michigan and encountered rough waters amid high winds about 9 p.m. Monday.

One man was able to swim to shore and seek help after both kayaks took on water and overturned.

Officials say it appeared neither man was wearing a life jacket.

Earlier reports indicated the missing man was a student at Northwestern University.  Police say this is incorrect.



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