An Arizona couple goes missing while kayaking in Mexico on Thanksgiving
The search is on for an Arizona couple who went missing while kayaking in Mexico on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said.
Corey Allen and his wife Yeon-Su Kim of Flagstaff were kayaking with their teenage daughter around 1 p.m. Thursday in Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point, Mexico, when the winds started to pick up , family and friends have said. Allen helped his daughter back to shore and is believed to have returned for Kim before the pair disappeared.
Mexican authorities tweeted that the search for the two Americans is ongoing, along with a photo of the pair.
“Civil Protection of Sonora maintains coordination with the Secretary of the Navy and municipal authorities in the search for two people of North American origin who disappeared in Puerto Peñasco after a kayaking excursion,” the post says.
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“The search will be reinforced with reconnaissance flights from the Navy and on the ground from the Secretariat of Public Security and the municipal authorities of Puerto Peñasco,” the agency wrote in a follow-up tweet.
Flagstaff police told FOX10 Phoenix they were aware of reports of the couple missing, but had no direct information about the search.
Shelly Thomas, a close friend of the couple, told the station that Allen and Kim are “amazing friends and wonderful parents” who are an important part of the Flagstaff community.
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“We pray that they are found alive and can be brought to their children who love them and depend on them,” Thomas said.
Allen is a real estate agent and Kim is a professor of forestry at Northern Arizona University, according to AZ Family. The couple reportedly have two teenage children.
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Rocky Point is a popular vacation spot for Arizonans and is about a four-hour drive from Phoenix.