Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers stranded on Jekyll Island, Ga.

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued five kayakers Monday who were stranded on Jekyll Island, Ga.

Coast Guard Station Brunswick watchstanders received a distress call at 2:06 p.m. via cell phone from one of the distressed kayakers stating two adults and three children were stranded and in need of emergency assistance on Jekyll Island.

Watchstanders launched a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium (RBM) boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Brunswick at 2:23 p.m. to assist.

The RBM crew recovered the kayakers at 2:42 p.m. and transported them to the Jekyll Creek Boat Ramp.

No injuries were reported.

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