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Missing Kayaker’s Body Recovered from the Shore of Clear Lake


The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced this afternoon that Dylan Flanagan, the 28-year-old Southern California man who went missing on Clear Lake during a solo kayak trip on the afternoon of Sunday, October 10, 2021, has been recovered from the shoreline deceased. Flanagan’s body was located by a Calfire crew traveling in the area of Olson Road in Clearlake Oaks around 10:40 a.m, LCSO said in their Facebook post.

The search for Dylan Flanagan had included extensive work from LCSO’s Marine Patrol unit, deputies on the shorelines, a private helicopter hired by Dylan’s family, and many community volunteers who walked the shorelines and used jet skis to comb the waters.

The map describing the areas Dylan’s belongings were located along the shoreline [Map provided by Aimee Flanagan]

A map provided to us by Dylan’s relative Aimee Flanagan provided an overview of items found throughout the search for Dylan along the shoreline of Clear Lake including his kayak, paddle, life jacket, water bottle, both shoes, his backpack, and the straw hat he was reported to have been wearing when he paddled away from the Clearlake Oaks Boat Launch last Sunday around 5:00 p.m.

The post from LCSO expressed appreciation “to all those who helped in the search for Dylan.”

Aimee Flanagan, a relative of Dylan, posted in a Lake County Facebook group, “We would like to express our immense appreciation for everyone who has taken the time to assist us in the search for Dylan. We really appreciate the tremendous outpouring of support we have received from the community surrounding Clear Lake.”

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  1. Michael snd Aimee. I wish I could hug you tightly right now. We have to understand how this could happen, but we can’t So we have to have faith that we are here with our family and friends a short time compared to how long we will be together in heaven. God IS IN Charge. Praying for you all. We love you all and wish there was more we can do. I am praying for you constantly without ceasing. We love you dearly.


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