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The bodies of two male kayakers pulled from Lake Michigan identified

Posted: 3:05 PM, Apr 28, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-01 16:02:56Z

UPDATE: 29 year old Matthew Alan Tauferner of Sturgeon Bay and 21 year old Dylan Tyler Dohr of Clintonville died when their kayaks capsized off of Cave Point County Park in the Town of Sevastapol.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. about 100 yards off of Cave Point County Park in the Town of Sevastapol. 

Rescue boats from Jacksonport Fire, Sturgeon Bay Fire and the Coast Guard responded. The Jacksonport Fire boat found the unresponsive men and removed them from the water transferring them to the Coast Guard boat. 

The men were then brought to shore where Door County EMS was waiting to take them to the Door County Medical Center.

At 2:00 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office was notified that both men were pronounced dead. 

The sheriff’s office says the victims are a 21-year-old man from Clintonville, and a 29-year-old man from Sturgeon Bay. Deputies say neither man was wearing flotation devices. The water temperature was 43 degrees.

Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.