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Suwanee, Florida-- A 14-year old boy, who used to live in Albany, dies while on a kayaking trip with his school. Clay McKemie and Sean Wilkinson, both students at Darlington High School in Rome, were found dead Monday in the Gulf of Mexico.

The teens were separated from their school group during a kayaking trip off the coast. Eight other members of the group were rescued by the Coast Guard Sunday.

Clay's aunt, Dale Clark, says Clay will be missed. "He was in his element when he was camping. This is where he wanted to be canoeing and camping, and he was, I know at a happy time in his life when he was out there."

Authorities say the group became separated because of scattered rains and unexpected winds. Both boys were believed to have been wearing life vests.

posted by dave.miller@walb.com