Coast Guard Rescues Missing Kayaker, Continues Search for Another

CHARLESTON, S.C.-The Coast Guard has rescued one missing kayaker in good condition five-miles east of Fripp Island, S.C., at 11:30 a.m. today.

Jeremy Scott, 28, of Atlanta is one of two kayakers that have been missing since Tuesday that departed Sebrook Island in a kayak. Stephen Lee, 27, of Atlanta is still missing and numerous Coast Guard surface and air assets are continuing the search for him.

A C-130 crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., spotted Jeremy Scott and a yellow kayak five-miles east of Fripp Island. A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston rushed to the scene to pluck Scott from the water, who was mildly hypothermic but in good condition.

A C-130 from Air Station Clearwater, a helicopter from Air Facility Charleston and the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon are all involved in the search for Lee.

Family members reported that the men were not wearing life jackets when they departed. The seas are reported as four-to-six-feet and winds at 25-knots.

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