By Tim Kowols
The kayaker that went missing over the weekend was found dead Wednesday morning near Horseshoe Island off of Peninsula State Park. According to a release from the Door County Sheriff’s Department, the body of 20-year-old Joseph D. Quagliano of Salem, Wis. was found by the Door County Dive Team at about 9:20 a.m. after the Door County Sheriff and Sturgeon Bay Police’s patrol boats found his kayak. An autopsy will be conducted on Thursday to determine a cause of death. Quagliano was not wearing a life jacket when he was found. Assisting in the search included the U.S. Coast Guard, Door County Sheriff’s Department, Sturgeon Bay Police, the Wisconsin DNR, the fire departments of Ephraim and Gibraltar, Peninsula State Park Rangers, Gibraltar Police, and the Door County Dive Team.