Associated Press Published 4:43 PM EDT May 29, 2019 Porter, Ind. – Indiana conservation officers have recovered the body of a man who vanished during a kayaking trip on Lake Michigan. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says 23-year-old Jacob Sandy’s body was pulled from the lake Wednesday morning in Porter, Indiana, after an Indiana Dunes State Park employee spotted it along the shoreline. The South Bend man was last seen on May 18 , just before a strong storm swept the area. His kayak was found three days later along the lake in New Buffalo, Michigan. Conservation Officer Tyler Brock says Sandy’s relatives identified his body, and it’s believed that he died from accidental drowning. The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports that Sandy was originally from the Detroit suburb of Birmingham and he moved to South Bend after graduating from college. … [Read more...] about Body of missing kayaker found along Lake Michigan
Associated Press Published 10:58 AM EDT May 28, 2019 Porter, Ind. – Authorities searching along northern Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline for a man who vanished during a kayaking trip say what’s believed to be the man’s kayak has been recovered. Twenty-three-year-old Jacob Sandy of South Bend was last seen May 18. Police in Porter, Indiana, determined that a car with a Michigan license plate found May 21 at a parking lot near Porter Beach belonged to Sandy. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced late Monday that someone found the kayak May 21 near the southwestern Michigan community of New Buffalo, about 18 miles from where Sandy was last seen. The person later contacted law enforcement after they saw an image of Sandy’s kayak. The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports Sandy is originally from the Detroit suburb of Birmingham and moved to South Bend after graduating from Hope College in Holland. … [Read more...] about Kayak believed to belong to missing man found along lake
Associated Press Published 11:54 AM EDT May 22, 2019 Porter, Ind. – 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. … [Read more...] about Crews search for Indiana man who vanished while kayaking
By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
The Canadian Rockies have some of the most majestic and remote scenery anywhere in the world. I know, because I once spent two weeks hiking across them. But one thing you can’t do when you are walking is carry a boat with you. And if you want to get out and explore the beautiful meltwater lakes in the highest reaches of the mountains, that’s the kit you need. However, in British Columbia, I found that there is a way to do it – on a day-trip, by helicopter. A quiet airfield on the outskirts of Abbotsford, an hour’s drive east of Vancouver, was our rendezvous for an 8.30am start. I was to fly with a small group, an Australian, an American and a German couple from Berlin who had travelled all the way here, to west coast Canada, for a long weekend, specifically for this heli-kayaking trip. There to meet us was our young pilot and guide, Nick Drader. Flying helicopters is in Nick’s blood. Chief pilot for 11 years in his father’s forestry company, he … [Read more...] about Travel on Trial: Kayaking across frozen lakes? It’s the coolest way to explore the Rocky Mountains