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Kayakers Breach Security Perimeter at JFK

Airport workers found the men on a pier on the Jamaica Bay side of the airport Saturday, according to the Port Authority

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    Two kayakers have been issued summons after breaching a security perimeter at John F. Kennedy Airport, officials said.

    Airport workers found the men on a pier on the Jamaica Bay side of the airport Saturday, according to the Port Authority.

    The men told the New York Post they rowed to the closest point on shore after overturning their kayak and losing a pair of paddles in Jamaica Bay.

    It was the same runway where a dripping wet man scaled an 8-foot fence and walked into the airport after his personal watercraft ran out of gas in August 2012.

    In both cases the airport's $100 million Perimeter Intrusion Detection System of surveillance cameras and motion detectors failed to detect the men who climbed ashore.

    Port Authority police issued the kayakers summonses.