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Body of one missing American kayaker found on Sonora beach

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora — The body of an American teacher who went missing during a kayak trip has been found. The body of Yeon-Su Kim, a professor at Northern Arizona University, was found after she and her husband went missing during a kayak trip in the state of Sonora.

Both Corey Allen and Yeon-Su Kim disappeared off the coast of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, last week. On November 24, Allen, Kim and their daughter went kayaking when strong winds hit.

All three were thrown into the sea. Allen managed to get his daughter to safety before returning to the sea for his wife, however, he did not return. A search began that evening.

After three days, a local fishing boat near Puerto Peñasco found Kim’s body in the Gulf of California. The Sonora Civil Protection agency tweeted that a body had been found “with characteristics similar to one of the two missing persons,” but did not identify which one.

However, Northern Arizona University, where Kim was executive director of the School of Forestry, released a statement Sunday night confirming her death. A search is still underway for her husband, Corey Allen.