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Officials ID Kayaker Found Dead in North Stonington

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A kayaker who was missing was found dead at Wyassup Lake in North Stonington Sunday, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Authorities searched the area Sunday morning and found the male kayaker just before 12 p.m., DEEP said.

On Monday, officials identified the kayaker as Akida Edwards, 45, of New York, New York.

DEEP officials said he went out on the lake at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night and the kayak was found Sunday morning.

Multiple teams, including Connecticut State Police, were called in to assist with the search.

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The cause of death has not yet been determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

No additional information was immediately available.

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