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Kayaker rescued near Fort Monroe in Hampton

Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 08, 2014

Hampton, Va. - One person was rescued after a kayak overturned near Old Point Comfort in Hampton on Wednesday afternoon.

The call came in shortly before 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

According to the Coast Guard,  a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth was launched while an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, who were already in the area for training, diverted to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene to find one male kayaker in the water approximately 200 yards south of Old Point Comfort Lighthouse and lowered a rescue swimmer.

The response boat crew arrived on scene and, with the help of the rescue swimmer, pulled the kayaker from the water onto the boat.

The response boat crew took the kayaker to Old Point Comfort Marina in Hampton and placed him in the care of awaiting Hampton EMS in good condition.

The other kayaker was able to get back into his kayak and paddle to shore without assistance.

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