Authorities in western Michigan say a 27-year-old man apparently drowned after falling from his kayak while hunting waterfowl.
With some of the best rivers and lakes in the country, Metro Detroiters are finding that the best kayaking in the region is well within reach of the Motor City.
After high-water levels threatened the event in June, kayakers and canoeists are invited to participate in the Paddlepalooza 2011 races this weekend.
A $10,000 grant will help fund the development and launch of a water trail along Lake St. Clair.
The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a Great Lakes safe boating awareness effort focused on paddlesports.