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Coast Guard find previously overdue kayaker safe

The Coast Guard located a kayaker who was previously reported overdue Tuesday afternoon. He was found safe.

57-year-old James Matthew Soltis, a resident of Lockport, Illinois, went on a 10-day Everglades Wilderness Waterway kayaking trip, according to the Coast Guard.

Soltis left the Flamingo Visitor Center in Everglades National Park on March 15 and was expected to return on Sunday.

Soltis was reported overdue by his daughter Monday night to the Everglades National Park Rangers.

 

Writer:Emily Luft
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