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A hunter crosses the frozen marshes at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge during the final weeks of the waterfowl hunting season on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. After 491 miles, the river ends at the northern edge of the Great Salt Lake.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Searchers have rescued three kayakers who lost their boats and were forced to swim while being battered by 8-foot waves on the Great Salt Lake in northern Utah.

Davis County authorities says the last two kayakers were found alive early Friday morning and are OK. A third was found Thursday evening after reaching an island and calling for help.

The kayakers said to be 20-year-old men from Davis County got separated Thursday afternoon while heading to an island.

The kayakers' identities weren't withheld.

Sheriff's officials said the men were wearing T-shirts and shorts and that none had a life jacket.

Crews from several agencies and state Department of Public Safety helicopters participated in the search.

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