HURON COUNTY  (WWJ) — The search for a missing kayaker has been suspended until tomorrow due to unfavorable wave and water clarity conditions. Curtis Herbon, a 22-year-old St. Clair Shores man, went missing in Lake Huron around the thumb area over the weekend.

Herbon was on the water with 20-year-old Robert Lapensee and fell into the water as the pair tried to swap kayaks — the friend was able to make it back to shore and call for help. Neither kayaker was wearing a life vest. It was originally reported that Herbon didn’t know how to swim, but his family said he did in fact know how to swim and may have panicked when he fell into the water.

The search by Huron County officials will resume Tuesday morning with authorities using side scan sonar and divers. Weather conditions are supposed to be more favorable for the search team.

Sunday’s search by first responders was also called off due to rough waters.

“This has been a challenging 24 hours for searchers and very tragic times for the family and friends of the victim,” said authorities.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and as more information becomes available.


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