- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - Investigators say one of two brothers who had been kayaking on a river in northwest Ohio jumped back in the water when his brother went over a submerged dam. Neither brother survived.

Police in Upper Sandusky say their bodies were found in the Sandusky River after the accident Sunday night.

Investigators with Ohio’s watercraft division say one of the brothers was on shore with a woman when he saw his brother go over the so-called low-head dam.

Police identified the men as 45-year-old Billy Zornes and 46-year-old Lewis Zornes. Both were from Bucyrus (byoo-SY’-rus).

Authorities did not say which brother tried to save the other.

Officials say low-head dams are especially dangerous during high water because they create churning water that’s difficult to escape.

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