Coast Guard rescues overturned kayaker

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued a 30-year old male after his kayak overturned north of Cape Arago, Ore., today.

Coast Guard Group North Bend received a call at approximately 1:37 p.m. from Coos Bay County Sheriff and a Good Samaritan that a man had reportedly overturned his kayak north of Cape Arago.

An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend was diverted to the scene along with a 25-foot small response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Coos Bay.

Once on scene, the 25-foot small response boat crew was able to pull the man out of the water. The man was then transported to the Charleston Marina and Launch Ramp in Charleston, Ore., where local emergency personnel from Charleston Fire Department were waiting to take him to the hospital.

The man was reportedly suffering from hypothermia.

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