2 kayakers found after overnight search and rescue

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

GREENE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says they just finished up a major search and rescue after two kayakers got separated yesterday afternoon.

Officers say the boaters went out on the Apalachee River around midday.

The man and woman were split up when they reached a fork in the river and ended up drifting down different paths.

The man ended up following a path along the riverbank that led to a road. He eventually found a house where he could call for help.

Knowing she was lost, the woman called 911 around 8 p.m. from a different part of the river. Officers tracked her cellphone signal to find her location.

DNR says they spent all night searching with helicopters and officers on the ground through Morgan, Greene and Oconee counties to find her.

She was finally found along the bank of the river around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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