Coast Guard rescues kayaker in distress near Anacortes, Wash.

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ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a woman after her kayak capsized near Anacortes, Wash., Saturday.

At approximately 4:55 p.m., Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Wash., received a call stating a red kayak had capsized just off the north end of Guemes Island, Wash.

A 33-foot response boat crew from Station Bellingham arrived on scene at approximately 5:13 p.m. and recovered the woman from the water approximately 500-yards from shore.

The 33-foot response boat crew transported the woman to a local marina where she was evaluated by Island Hospital, Anacortes emergency medical services and found to show signs of hypothermia.

The EMS crew transported the woman to Island Hospital.

The Coast Guard encourages all boaters to demonstrate appropriate seasonal knowledge and to always wear a life jacket.

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