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3 kayakers rescued from Lake Huron

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SANILAC COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Three kayakers were rescued from Lake Huron Monday afternoon.

It happened about 4 p.m. in Port Sanilac in Sanilac County.

The three people were seen clinging to their capsized kayaks, the Sanilac County Sheriff's Office said.

A storm with heavy rain and winds caused the kayaks to overturn.

The kayakers consisted of a 15-year-old male from Oklahoma City and his 13-year-old sister, also from Oklahoma City. They were with their 13-year-old cousin, a female from Tennessee.

Residents who saw the stranded kayakers called 911, according to the sheriff's office.

Once the kayaks overturned one of the females was able to make it back into her kayak and go to shore where they were vacationing with their family. Their uncle, a 65-year-old from Port Sanilac, then went out in a kayak towards the other two teens, but then his kayak overturned, the sheriff's office said.

The three of them were rescued by deputies from the sheriff's office.

The two teens from Oklahoma were taken to McKenzie Hospital for treatment of hypothermia.

All of the people involved were wearing their life jackets, which likely saved their lives," the sheriff's office said.

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