Kayaker trying to save dog in lake presumed dead

HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say that two men in a kayak went into a lake to try to rescue a dog in Hilliard and one remained missing and was presumed dead.

Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said that 21-year-old Kyle Miller and 19-year-old Austin Gifford were kayaking in Darby Bend Lakes in the Prairie Oaks Metro Parks Saturday when they went into the frigid water to rescue the dog.

Scott says Gifford attempted to rescue Miller before witnesses pulled him from the water. He was transported to a hospital in stable condition.

A search for Miller's body was suspended Saturday because of the depth, strong winds and underwater currents and was to resume Sunday with more advanced equipment.

Scott says that Miller is presumed dead.

WSYX-TV reported that the dog also died.

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