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Video shows 2 canoers rescued by Port Orange police after being stranded

Canoers ended up lost on Saturday, rescued on Sunday

PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A 78-year-old canoer and an 82-year-old canoer who were stranded for a day were rescued by officers with the Port Orange Police Department on Sunday.

Police said around 10:40 a.m. on Sunday officers were dispatched to Cracker Creek in the area of the 1700 block of Taylor Road in Port Orange.

Investigators said Thomas E. Kohrs and Wayne G. Foit rented a canoe and launched into Spruce Creek around 2 p.m. on Saturday, according to police.

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Foit told News 6 they headed up the creek to try and see a gator.

“There were no gators up there so we turned around to come down and when we turned around the water was like a foot lower,” he said.

The tide dropped and Foit said they hit a log.

“When we did slide over it but as we did he fell sideways and the whole canoe (flipped),” he said.


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