Coast Guard rescues capsized kayaker near Bumpkin Island, Mass.

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews saved a man at approximately 3:09 p.m. after his kayak capsized near Bumpkin Island, Mass., April 7th, 2013.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification from the man’s sister via a telephone call at 2:48 p.m. and immediately launched a Coast Guard Station Point Allerton 47-foot Motor Life Boat to assist.

The station’s rescue crew successfully rescued the man, who was wearing PFD, and transferred him to local EMS.

“He was treated at the hospital for hypothermia,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer M. Picerne, a watchstander at Sector Boston. “He had no other injuries and is listed in stable condition.”

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