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3 men safe after Lake Superior waves, wind overturn kayaks

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MUNISING, Mich. (AP) -

Three men are safe after being pitched from their kayaks into Lake Superior by strong winds and high waves.

The Mining Journal of Marquette reports that 52-year-old Jim Farrington, 52-year-old Tolan Annis and 47-year-old Sean Royston were kayaking Tuesday from Sand Point to Mosquito Beach near Munising.

Waves reaching up to six feet turned over the kayaks near the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Royston reportedly reached land at Sand Point after four hours in the water. Farrington later was found on a cliff face.

Annis called authorities about 8 p.m. Tuesday, saying he had made it to land after nearly seven hours in the lake.

The National Parks Service says the men were wearing wetsuits and life jackets" and that the safety equipment "saved their lives."

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