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Deadly Northwest Indiana Kayak Incident

(Hobart, IN) - A kayaking incident in Lake County left one person dead and another in critical condition.


The accident happened Sunday night at around 8:15 on Robinson Lake, which is next to I-65 in Hobart.


According to Indiana Conservation Officers, witnesses saw two kayakers tip over and begin struggling in the water about 200 feet from shore. One of the witnesses pulled a woman from the water with the help of a Hobart police officer.


The other person, a 19-year-old male, went under and could not be found. Divers recovered his body less than an hour later.


The 54-year-old woman was listed in critical condition as of Monday.

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