Report of overturned kayak proves to be false alarm

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – The United States Coast Guard responded to the Lake Erie shoreline in Hamburg Wednesday afternoon on reports of an overturned kayak and a person in the water.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Air One helicopter also responded. Though the caller had the best intentions, the Coast Guard tells News 4 that there was no kayaker – it was simply a buoy floating in the lake. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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