Coast Guard calls off search after stolen kayaks found at Lake Erie shore near Fairport Harbor

FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio - The Coast Guard said it's looking like no one may have been distress after two empty boats were found floating near Fairport Harbor.

The U.S. Coast Guard said it was called out for a search and rescue effort in Lake Erie just after noon on Monday. Two unmanned kayaks were found in the water near the shore.

Crews checked the registration stickers on the kayaks, and both owners said their boats were stolen.

The Coast Guard continued its search until just before 3 p.m., but said they're fairly certain no one was in the kayaks. The oars were also found inside the kayaks, which is typically a good sign no one was in them.

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