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Body of missing kayaker found in Ohio lake

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DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the body of a missing kayaker has been recovered in a lake in central Ohio.

Berlin Township Fire Chief Craig Hall says the body of 40-year-old Shawn Leasure was found in Alum Creek Lake in Delaware County on Tuesday afternoon. Berlin Township is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of Columbus.

Leasure was reported missing Monday afternoon. Leasure's hometown wasn't immediately released.

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources say a woman reported she and Leasure were kayaking together Monday when her kayak began to capsize and Leasure tried to help her.

Authorities say the woman made it to shore, but Leasure apparently was pulled under.

A fire department boat capsized Tuesday while searching for Leasure, but no injuries were reported.

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